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Details of Further Strengthening Control over the sale of Personal Protective Equipment on Alibaba.com

 
 
An invited member mechanism for Personal Protective Equipment is adopted on Alibaba.com during global pandemic as an approach to further regulate the personal protective equipment market. Please find below the details of the Announcement on Further Strengthening Control over the Sale of Personal Protective Equipment on Alibaba.com:
 
1. Only invited members meeting requirements are allowed to post and sell personal protective equipment on Alibaba.com.
 
2. Invited Member Notification
We'll separately notify members who meet the requirements of Alibaba.com through email and MA messages, please check your email inbox and MA message notifications.
 
3. Scope of Personal Protective Equipment
a) Medical-Use Personal Protective Equipment
Medical masks, medical protective gowns, medical goggles, medical surgical caps, medical gloves, medical shoe covers, patient monitors, infrared thermometers, ventilators, medical disinfection towels, medical disinfectants;
b) Non-Medical-Use Personal Protective Equipment 
Masks, protective gowns, infrared thermometers, goggles, disposable caps, disposable gloves, disposable shoe covers, disinfectant towels, disinfectants, face shields.
 
4. Personal Protective Equipment are required to be displayed under appointed categories:
a) Medical-Use Personal Protective Equipment to be displayed under the following categories:
- Medical masks, medical protective gowns, medical goggles:Health & Medical << Medical Consumables <
- Medical surgical caps, medical shoe covers:Health & Medical << Medical Consumables << Medical Cap & Shoe Cover
- Medical gloves:Health & Medical << Medical Consumables << Medical Gloves
- Patient monitors:Health & Medical << Medical Devices << Breathing, Anesthesia and Emergency Apparatus
- Infrared thermometers:Health & Medical << Medical Devices << Diagnostic and Monitoring Apparatus
- Ventilators:Health & Medical << Medical Devices << Breathing, Anesthesia and Emergency Apparatus
- Medical disinfection towels, medical disinfectants:Health & Medical << Medical Consumables << Alcohol Pad & Swab   OR
                                              
Health & Medical << Medical Consumables << Iodine Pad & Swab
 
Note: The category of Medical masks, medical protective gowns, medical goggles, medical surgical caps, medical gloves, medical shoe covers, medical disinfection towels, medical disinfectants will take effect from 28th April 2020. Before 28th April, please post these kinds of products via the guidance below, and they will be transit to the new category afterwards.
- Medical masks, medical protective gowns, medical goggles:Health & Medical << Medical Consumables <
- Medical surgical caps, medical shoe covers, medical disinfection towels, medical disinfectants, medical gloves:Health & Medical << Medical Consumables << Other Medical Consumables
- Patient monitors:Health & Medical << Medical Devices << Breathing, Anesthesia and Emergency Apparatus
- Infrared thermometers:Health & Medical << Medical Devices << Diagnostic and Monitoring Apparatus
- Ventilators:Health & Medical << Medical Devices << Breathing, Anesthesia and Emergency Apparatus
 
b) Non-Medical-Use Personal Protective Equipment to be displayed under the following categories:
- Masks: Security & Protection << Personal Protective Equipment << Respirators & Masks
- Protective gowns:Security & Protection << Personal Protective Equipment << Safety Clothing
- Goggles:Security & Protection << Personal Protective Equipment << Eye Protection
- Infrared thermometers:Tools & Hardware << Test Instruments << Temperature Instruments
- Disposable caps: Security & Protection << Personal Protective Equipment << Other Safety Products
- Disposable gloves:Security & Protection << Personal Protective Equipment << Safety Gloves
- Disposable shoe covers: Security & Protection << Personal Protective Equipment << Other Safety Products
- Face shields:Security & Protection << Personal Protective Equipment << Face Shield
- Disinfecting products:Home & Kitchen << Household Cleaning Tools & Accessories << Household Chemicals << Other Household Chemicals
- Disinfectants:Beauty & Personal Care Bath Supplies Hand << Wash/Liquid << Hand Wash
- Disinfectant towels:Beauty & Personal Care << Sanitary Paper << Wet Wipes
 
c) For violations such as maliciously evading rules, intentionally misplacing products under wrong categories, deliberately confusing product information, Alibaba.com will impose penalties including removing products from sale or deleting the products, deducting points, restricting the use of website functions, and closing accounts, etc.
 
5. Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment Posting
a) Personal protective equipment are required to be displayed under correct categories only by Alibaba.com invited members.
b) Since April 23, 2020, non-invited members will not be allowed to post more personal protective equipment. Non-invited members should take the initiative to remove online products from sale. Alibaba.com will periodically halt personal protective equipment from accounts of non-invited members. Alibaba.com will impose more penalties on members who act against the rules, including but not limited to deleting products, deducting points, etc.
 
6. How to deal with on-transit orders
a) Invited members qualified for operating personal protective equipment on Alibaba.com can perform their duties with respect to orders of related products.
b) For members who do not have the operating right of personal protective equipment, we do not recommend sending out products but obtain buyer's understanding through negotiation; if buyers insist on delivery after negotiation, the members should comply with the  Temporary Measures on Members' Admission for Listing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Alibaba.com and meet the requirements of local authority and inform the buyers of actual situation of the products; and members themselves are responsible for risks such as customs clearance failure and buyer disputes which are caused by qualification problems or unsettled quality standards of related personal protective equipment.
 
 
 
FAQ
 
 
1. For members who have gained the admission of posting personal protective equipment, are they still entitled to sell personal protective equipment on Alibaba.com?
Even so, they are not entitled to sell personal protective equipment. Only invited merchants are allowed to post and sell personal protective equipment.
 
2. How to know whether I'm an invited member?
Invited members will be notified through email or MA messages. Please check your email and My Alibaba notifications.
 
3. If I haven't received any email or MA message for invited merchants, can I post new personal protective equipment and how will my existing products be handled?
Since April 23, 2020, members who haven't received any notification for invited members will not be allowed to post more personal protective equipment on Alibaba.com and shall remove personal protective equipment posted on Alibaba.com from sale. Alibaba.com will continue to remove personal protective equipment posted by non-invited members.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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