U.S. Adds China's Taobao to List of Top Counterfeit Markets

American trade officials said that they had added Taobao, the Alibaba Group’s sprawling online shopping bazaar in China, to their list of the world’s most notorious markets for counterfeit goods. The addition -- an embarrassing setback four years after Alibaba successfully lobbied American officials to drop the platform from the list -- comes as the owners of brands increasingly complain about the proliferation of fakes on the company’s sales platforms.