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Announcement on Suspension of Sales of E-Cigarettes and Accessories to the United States


Dear members of Alibaba.com,

Recently, there have been many concerns raised in the United States regarding under-age e-cigarettes usage, and the potential public health issues related to vaping products. The U.S. government is looking into various ways to tighten control of these products. As a result, Alibaba.com hereby announces that it will suspend sales of e-cigarettes and accessories to buyers in the United States (Note: our existing policies have long prohibited the sale of combustible nicotine products and e-cigarettes including liquid nicotine). Details are as follows:

1. E-cigarettes and accessories posted on the platform will not be displayed to buyers in the United States.

2. E-cigarettes and accessories for sale to the United States will no longer be eligible for Trade Assurance orders.

3. The E-cigarettes and accessories include, but are not limited to all products posted under the ‘Consumer Electronics-Electronic Cigarettes’ category, as well as the e-cigarettes and accessories in other categories(e- cigarettes accessories include but are not limited to box mods, vape pens, herbal vaporizers, heat but not burn devices and empty cartridges (sometimes also called "pods") which may hold liquids used in related devices, wraps for e-cigarette or vaping devices).

Members should properly fulfill orders already in transit for sales to the United States. The above measures for e-cigarettes and accessories will take effect from October 10, 2019.

We will continue to monitor policies across various countries, and adjust our site policy accordingly. If you have any questions, please call 400-826-1688. Thank you for your understanding.



October 9, 2019