US blacklists five Amazon foreign websites

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52482379

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Five of online retail giant Amazon’s foreign websites have been placed on a blacklist by the Trump administration. Its e-commerce platforms in the UK, Germany, France, India and Canada have been added to a “notorious markets” register. The US trade representative’s office said the sites facilitated the sale of counterfeit and pirated products. Amazon said the move was politically motivated and that it has invested heavily to prevent illegal activities. The trade representative’s office said that the adding of the Amazon sites was the result of complaints from US businesses over the sale of fake goods.