Blacklisting of Amazon on cards of AAFA being labeled among black markets like - October 03, 2018

With high fakes being sold at the largest online store,, in danger of being requested to be black listed by American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). This may be on terms of blacklisting of by United States Trade Representative (USTR). It is reported by AAFA, a body of more than 1000 brands, retailers and manufacturers that calls themselves “public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry” has listed out for black markets. AAFA reported to USTR of marketplaces of US, UK, Canada and Germany to be black listed. They also reported that (United Kingdom), (Canada), and (Germany) as some of “the most unresponsive and non-compliant Amazon marketplace extensions,” and found the platforms non-compliant on many accounts concerning counterfeiting of products. got mentioned in the report but black listed for reasons of AAFA only calibrate and report black markets outside US.



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In a response Amazon said “We invest tremendous resources to protect our marketplace from inauthentic goods and will continue to work with AAFA and its members to protect their intellectual property and our customers”. They also claimed of their action on 95% of the complaints but resolution percentage is unknown. (Source)