Alibaba's Taobao in U.S. blacklist list for fakes for second consecutive year

Alibaba's Taobao in U.S. blacklist list for fakes for second consecutive year

A customer points at a screen displaying a website of Alibaba's Taobao at a rural service centre in Yuzhao Village, Tonglu, Zhejiang province, China, July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

The U.S. Trade Representative put Alibaba’s Taobao on its blacklist for the second year in a row over suspected counterfeits sold on the shopping platform, a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said did not reflect its IP-protection efforts.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s hugely popular Taobao Marketplace is one of 25 online markets that along with 18 physical markets made the USTR’s annual list of the world’s most “notorious markets” for sales of pirated and counterfeit goods.

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