Several of Amazon's foreign sites were included on the U.S. government's "notorious markets" list for the year 2020. The review, released by the United States Trade Representative office, lists e-commerce companies who allegedly enable and facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods. Amazon's sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy all made the list. Amazon's U.S. marketplace did not.
The online retailer pushed back against the report, saying that Amazon goes to greater lengths than any other private entity it knows of to stop counterfeiting on its platform.
Amazon sites were added to the USTR’s notorious markets list for the first time in 2019.