The Trump administration announced it will begin to crack down on online counterfeit products.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a 54-page report on Friday entitled, “Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods,” outlining possible legal actions to curb the selling of many products on e-commerce sites such as Amazon.
“Historically, many counterfeits were distributed through swap meets and individual sellers located on street corners. Today, counterfeits are being trafficked through vast e-commerce supply chains in concert with marketing, sales, and distribution networks,” the department wrote in their report.
The report states that, since 2005, online traffic