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Alibaba Again Named ‘Notorious Market’ in Blow to Overseas Push

  • Chinese e-commerce giant had taken measures to prevent fraud
  • Alibaba suggests move is linked to politics with Trump
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Alibaba Back on U.S. 'Fakes' Blacklist

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has again been labeled a haven for knockoffs with an embarrassing return to a U.S. blacklist for fakes just four years after getting its name removed.

The U.S. Office of the Trade Representative on Wednesday restored Alibaba’s Taobao to its lineup of “Notorious Markets,” citing an unacceptably high level of reported counterfeiting and piracy. The Hangzhou-based company said it was disappointed in the decision.