By  on April 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — China still has a counterfeiting problem — and the U.S. isn’t letting up on the pressure.

U.S. trade officials said Wednesday that the sale of counterfeits online is still “rampant” in China, despite steps taken in the last year by the Chinese government to implement reforms and crack down on the sale of fake goods. As a result, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office again placed China on a “priority watch list” in its 2016 Special 301 report and pledged to use a new tool this year to pressure countries like China to step up protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

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