US adds e-commerce sites operated by Tencent, Alibaba to 'notorious markets' list

US adds e-commerce sites operated by Tencent, Alibaba to 'notorious markets' list

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

E-commerce sites operated by China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd were included on the U.S. government’s latest “notorious markets” list of entities that allegedly sell or facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Thursday.

The list identifies 42 online markets and 35 physical markets that are reported to engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting or copyright piracy.

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