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by Matt Slater
21 January 2015
Each month between April 2010 and March 2013 Alibaba published on their website a list of the paid gold members that had been banned from their platform that month.
In this article we provide some background to why these lists may have been published and replicate in full the names of the suppliers banned on Alibaba.
Alibaba started publishing monthly lists of their banned paid suppliers in April 2010.
During this period Alibaba was under increasing pressure to explain why there were so many cases of fraud occurring with their "Gold Suppliers" and it is likely that lists of suppliers banned on Alibaba was a response to this.
This pressure eventually turned to scandal as two executives resigned in order to “take responsibility for the systemic breakdown in our company’s culture of integrity”.
Although Alibaba has taken measures to strengthen their Gold Supplier verification system, doubts remain over it’s effectiveness.
Without explanation, Alibaba ceased listing their banned members in April 2013.
Generally speaking, it isn’t disclosed why a company has been banned on Alibaba.
Alibaba’s published lists only identify the company’s English name, registered location and membership type.
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There are some general remarks that Gold suppliers have been removed from Alibaba due to suspected unfair or fraudulent activities reported by Alibaba members.
Previously, lists of banned suppliers could be found on Alibaba’s own website (which we previously linked to from this article), but these were removed at some point between January and October 2015.
Fortunately though, China Checkup recorded this data before Alibaba removed it, and the blacklist is below.
Here is the full list of published suppliers banned on Alibaba aggregated and sorted by name.
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Although many suppliers have been banned on Alibaba, the website continues to be one of the best resource for finding suppliers, especially those based in China.
By taking some simple precautions finding the right supplier doesn’t need to be a perilous task.
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Hi there, I'm Matt, the Founder & CEO of China Checkup. Originally from the UK, I am now based in Brisbane, Australia.
Frustrated by the scarcity of concise, high-quality and timely information about Chinese companies, I setup China Checkup whilst living in Shanghai in 2013.
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by Matt Slater
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View this comprehensive list of cities in China from Ankang to Zunyi!
We have included all cities in China that are either at, or above, prefecture-level and they are listed both alphabetically and grouped by province.
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This list of Chinese AMR websites includes links to the AMR branch website for each province/administrative region in China.
In case you're wondering, the acronym "AMR" stands for "Administration for Market Regulation", which is a newly-launched Chinese government agency created by the merger of many previous agencies, including the AIC and AQSIQ.
This super regulator is now responsible for a wide range of regulatory matters in Mainland China, so if you need to get in touch with them you should find this list of Chinese AMR websites useful.
by Matt Slater
10 November 2020
The China AEO Certificate is a document held by companies in China engaged in import and export activities.
Issued by China Customs, the certificate specifies the company's enterprise classification, which determines their level of inspections and more.
Requesting and verifying a supplier's China AEO certificate can be a sensible measure to understand if they are registered with China Customs as an "Authorized Economic Operator" and to check their AEO type.
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