‘Doing great damage’: Trump trade czar calls for Amazon CEO to testify on counterfeit goods

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro urged lawmakers probing Big Tech monopolies to call on billionaire e-commerce CEO Jeff Bezos to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

President Trump, Navarro told the Hill, “made it clear to me” that internet companies such as Amazon should be held to account for “the damage they are doing to consumers, workers, and even our national security.” The administration claims that sales of counterfeit goods on the e-commerce platform harm consumers and businesses and pose a risk to national security when counterfeit products are used by defense employees or contractors in secure systems.

“E-commerce platforms, absent market power, are doing great damage,” Navarro
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