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Product Listing Policy for Transaction Services

Published: 06 Jul 2009 22:26:58 PST

Product Listing Policy for Online Transactions

August 1, 2009

When a Member makes use of the AliExpress channel or other transactional platform for online transactions on Alibaba.com, Member shall comply with this Product Listing Policy for Online Transactions as well as the
Product Listing Policy of Alibaba.com. 


The following products are prohibited from being posted on Alibaba.com as available for online transactions on Alibaba.com:


1.   Alcoholic products;

2.   Tobacco, cigar, cigarrettes;

3.   Health food and healthcare items;

4.   Drugs, medical devices and other items for medical services;

5.   Police-related items;

6.   Services, intangible or digital products.


The AliExpress channel and other transactional platform on Alibaba.com are not available to those products which may not be delievered via express delivery, including:


1.    chemicals;

2.    minerals and metallurgy;

3.    machinery.  


The above lists should not be considered exhaustive in nature and shall be updated on a continuous basis. 


Alibaba.com requires that all postings and trading of items on our transactional platform must comply with all relevant applicable laws and regulations.  There are regulatory requirements and restrictions for various products in the exporting countries/regions and the importing countries/regions (for example, mainland China adopts comprehensive regulatory regime for the manufacturing, distribution and export of food products whilst import and sales of food products are also regulated in many countries/regions).  Member must ensure that the trading of your products on Alibaba.com must not violate the relevant laws and regulations in both the exporting country/region and the importing country/region.


Members must use Alibaba.com’s approved express delivery services if you wish to trade via Alibaba.com’s transactional platform.  Each express delivery company has their own product policies, and their express delivery services may not be available to certain products.  Thus the posting or trading of items may also be prohibited because of the requirements of express delivery companies.


Member agrees that Alibaba.com has the sole discretion to delete the relevant product listing, prohibit or restrict the posting of any category of products.


If you are unsure about the product you wish to list with Alibaba.com website in regard to its appropriateness or legality, please contact our customer services department at tradeservice@service.alibaba.com.



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