Ningbo Xinyue Instrument fined for installing used Navitar lenses in new machines

July 21, 2014

The Ningbo Beilun District Bureau of Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), Zhejiang province, China, has issued an administrative punishment and imposed a fine of RMB 10,000 to Chinese metrology machine-maker Ningbo Xinyue Instrument Co. Ltd. for falsely advertising that its metrology inspection machines include Navitar trademarked video microscope lenses as components, when in fact, Ningbo was installing used, second‐hand Navitar optics instead.

The company has been found in violation of Paragraph One of Article 9 of the Anti‐unfair Competition Law of the PRC — “Businesses shall not use advertisement or other methods to falsely propagandize the quality, composition, function, usage, producer, time of efficacy, and place of origin and cause misunderstanding” — as well as Item One of Article 56 of the Circular Economy Promotion Law of PRC regarding selling recycled electrical and electronic products without the label of recycled product.

Navitar Inc., Rochester, N.Y., designs, develops, and manufactures precision optical systems.