War of words erupts between Alibaba and American Apparel & Footwear Association over handling of counterfeits

The toing and froing between international brand owners and Alibaba Group over the listing of counterfeit goods has been ongoing for a number of years now. During that time, the discussions have largely taken place behind closed doors. However, a more heated public exchange has erupted with the American Apparel & Footwear Association, which is calling on the US Trade Representative to bring more pressure to bear.

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