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All Icom radios are Made in Japan

100% of ALL Icom radios are Made in Japan

ALL Icom radios are produced only at our factories in Japan

Icom has its own manufacturing facilities only in Japan. All Icom products are tested to pass rigorous in-house tests as well as environmental tests at our factories in Japan before shipping.

Dust Protection / Water Resistance / Transit Drop Test

Icom radios marked " Made in China" or made in another country are 100% fake.
* Accessories such as batteries, chargers, microphones and other items can be made in other countries.

Genuine vs Counterfeit

Although the prices of counterfeit products are less than genuine products, counterfeit products have the following disadvantages and risks compared to genuine Icom products.

Risk of leakage, fire or explosion of the battery
Shorter battery life
Which means you must change or recharge your battery often.
Shorter communication range
Which means your voice may not reach as far as you expected.
No support from Icom
Not as rugged as a genuine Icom radio
It may easily break if you drop it.
Much shorter product life
You need to replace the radios more often.
  • Lower sensitivity (Which means you may not hear a signal).
  • Lower performance at high or low temperatures or in severe environments.
  • The display has a narrower viewing angle (Which means the characters on the display are vague).

Icom policy regarding counterfeit products and their suppliers

We have taken legal actions against counterfeit manufacturers, importers and suppliers in many countries. In addition, we continuously update counterfeit product information and inform custom authorities, dealers and end-users to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit products. We are making our best efforts to eliminate fake products from the market.

Counterfeit products are often not type approved.
You might be penalized, or products can be confiscated, under your country’s law.

What should you do if you find counterfeit Icom products
sold or offered counterfeit Icom products

If you suspect that you have been offered, or you purchased counterfeit Icom products, please contact your local distributor in your country, or contact us directly export@icom.co.jp
A list of our authorized distributor is here: http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/contact/