Tourism, a key element of the global economy, is still a relatively young industry in Australia, with a few hundred,000 tourists visiting the country each year.
But the growing number of Australians visiting abroad has been driving demand for foreign-made products, which has also seen an uptick in counterfeit goods.
While Australia has a long history of manufacturing and exporting its own goods, its exports have also seen the rise of counterfeit goods like Chinese knockoffs.
While there are many things that can go wrong when importing from China, a lot of the time it’s due to the quality control that has to be done before it’s sent overseas.
In fact, one of the reasons China is so popular for international tourism is the lack of quality control in the manufacturing process, which makes it extremely difficult to ensure that the products they’re making are of the highest quality.
The following infographic will show you how to deal with counterfeit goods at home and abroad and what you can do if it happens to you.
If you want to be more careful when buying products online, there are plenty of ways to do it securely.
But if you want some extra security in your own home, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your home as a tourist destination.