French hit out at Alibaba founder over counterfeit comments

  • TECH
  • Friday, 17 Jun 2016

Up in arms: Both French and Italian anti-counterfeit associations have slammed Ma's comments, with Indicam insisting

PARIS: French manufacturers decried as “slanderous” comments by e-commerce giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma that Chinese knock-offs are better quality than branded originals. 

After giving the impression that Alibaba was combatting counterfeiting, Ma’s comments “run counter to efficient cooperation given that they are misleading, even slanderous,” said the Unifab association that includes luxury houses LVMH, Kering and Hermes. 

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