US government is considering including some of Amazon’s overseas websites in the global fake market list. Amazon responded that the company has invested heavily in counterfeiting.
It is reported that the Office of the United States Trade Representative may add some of Amazon’s overseas websites to the annual “Notorious Markets” list, but the agency has not yet made a final decision. The report also said that similar proposals appeared last year, but were eventually abandoned.
Amazon says it “prohibits” selling counterfeit products on its platform and has invested huge amounts of money to protect consumers from such products.
The company said in a statement: “The fight against counterfeit goods requires cooperation from the entire industry, from retailers, brand companies, law enforcement to all levels of government. We will continue to actively cooperate with these stakeholders to investigate the behavior of bad actors Liability and ultimately reduce the amount of fakes on the platform to zero. “
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In October this year, the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) urged the Office of the United States Trade Representative to blacklist foreign domain names owned and operated by Amazon.
Members of this industry group include some of the largest retailers and brands such as Macy’s and Adidas.
“Although Amazon is a global retail leader and an important sales partner for many of our member brands, it still faces significant challenges in selling counterfeit products.” Said in the report.
In response to the American Apparel and Footwear Association, Amazon said it invested more than $ 400 million in manpower and hired more than 5,000 employees in 2018 to combat counterfeit and shoddy products on the platform.