The members of this coalition have all touted their ability to keep counterfeit and stolen goods off their sites, although to many brands and consumers that has felt like a losing battle.
Brands in particular have become exasperated by the flood of counterfeits. “[W]e currently see limited — and frankly insufficient — efforts by many online platforms when it comes to verifying the identities of sellers and monitoring for counterfeits,” AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar said in a statement last week in support of the legislation.
Buy Safe America, a coalition of retailers that includes Walmart and Target, worked with lawmakers on the bill and has been in communication with PASS Coalition members as well, according to coalition spokesperson Michael Hanson. A press release Tuesday announcing the PASS Coalition doesn’t accurately address items in the actual bill, he said.Retail Dive