Apr 30, 2020

US blacklists five Amazon foreign websites

Five of online retail giant Amazon's foreign websites have been placed on a blacklist by the Trump administration. 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. Amazon described the inclusion of its sites as a "Political act" motivated by President Donald Trump's apparent dislike of Jeff Bezos, its founder and chief executive. According to the report, complaints said the Amazon sites didn't provide clear information about sellers and that the process to remove platforms selling counterfeit goods was "Lengthy and burdensome". Last year, Amazon challenged the US Department of Defense in court after being passed over for a $10bn Pentagon cloud computing contract, which went to Microsoft.

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