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New FTC Guidance: The INFORM Consumers Act’s Impact on Online Marketplaces’ Third-Party Sellers

New FTC Guidance: The INFORM Consumers Act’s Impact on Online Marketplaces’ Third-Party Sellers

By Adam Husik and John ReVeal

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued guidance on how the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act (the “INFORM Consumers Act” or “Act”) may impact online sellers who offer consumer products through online marketplaces.

The Act, as described in our prior blog post, is aimed at addressing consumer complaints about online purchases of stolen, counterfeit, or defective products. As of the Act’s 27 June 2023 effective date, online marketplaces are now generally required to obtain, verify, and disclose certain financial and business information about high-volume sellers on their platforms.

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