View photosMoreA logo of Alibaba Group is pictured at its headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, October 14, 2015.
ORLANDO, Fla. Reuters - Alibaba said on Thursday it still wanted to work with companies fighting counterfeit brand-name products, a week after the Chinese online shopping platform was kicked out of an industry coalition due to long-standing accusations that it has turned a blind eye to counterfeits.
Alibaba has been dogged for years by critics who called its online shopping platforms conduits for counterfeiters.
The IACC is made up of brand manufacturers, the lawyers who represent them and investigators who help ferret out counterfeit goods.
An IACC member who attended the speech told Reuters that Evans received a less-than-warm welcome and tepid applause from the group, which is split over Alibaba s membership.
I think people are very reluctant to hear what he had to say, said member Chris Barnes of Market Watch, a company the helps brands fight counterfeits.