Counterfeit Detergent from China

In 2010, United States Customs found 5,000 boxes of counterfeit Tide detergent, and over 50,000 packages of counterfeit Ariel detergent that originated from China. Customs officials stated that the profit from selling counterfeit detergent is between 300 to 400 percent in the United States.

(Losses of counterfeit goods by products.)

Source: Erik Lacitis, “Port sleuths on the trail of counterfeit goods,” Washington Post, January 15, 2011.