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American Apparel and Footwear Association

US group: Put Alibaba site back on "notorious" fakes list

A clothing and shoe industry group is calling for the U.S. government to put Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Taobao site back on its list of "Notorious Markets" for counterfeit goods. The American Apparel and Footwear Association said Tuesday that "counterfeits remain rampant" on Taobao three years after it was taken off the list. The group urged the U.S. Trade Representative to return Alibaba to its list of online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. Fakes have been a long-running problem for Alibaba Group. Taobao was first added to the list in 2011 and removed a year later...