On October 7, Alibaba submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) as part of the government organization’s Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.
Alibaba spokesperson had this to say about the submission:
“More than 100,000 brands have businesses on Alibaba’s platforms – a testament to our success, as well as the trust companies and consumers have in our marketplaces. We routinely collaborate with brands, associations and regulators to maintain the integrity of our marketplaces. Our recent USTR submissions describe our steadfast efforts to fight counterfeiters online and the sources of such production offline. It also reflects our very strong commitment towards intellectual property rights protection.”
The company’s full public submission is here.
In response to comments sent to the USTR from certain trade associations, primarily from the apparel and automotive parts and accessories sectors regarding Alibaba Group, the company filed additional comments.
Alibaba Group’s follow-up submission can be accessed here.