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Announcement on Changes to Rules for Sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Infection Prevention Products on Alibaba.com

Dear Sellers of Alibaba.com,


As local rules and regulations in countries around the world continue to develop, it is critical that the merchants and our cross border platforms continue to comply with the latest developments in the rules and regulations around the world. Therefore, the platform is communicating updates to our rules around the sale of PPE and infection prevention products as follows:


1. The scope of what is considered Personal Protective Equipment or related infection prevention products will be broadened to include: Disinfection Cards, Cadaver Transport Packages, Proof of Vaccine Certificates, Virus Testing Kits, and any text that implies relation to the to infection prevention or its treatment. Please refer to the detailed rules part III. Scope of Personal Protective Equipment (III) International-Scope PPE

2. Strengthening of categorization for PPE and infection prevention products, specifically Pulse Oximeter, Ventilators, Disinfectants and etc. Please refer to the detailed rules part V. Personal Protective Equipment are required to be posted under appointed categories

3. Changes to the type and qualifications of Businesses that are permitted to PPE and infection prevention products: Only manufacturers with all legally required qualifications are allowed to sell such products on the platforms. 3rd party distributors or so called "trading companies" are prohibited from selling PPE and infection prevention products subject to this update.


Sellers are responsible for knowing and complying with the laws and regulations of relevant countries and the rules of Alibaba.com. Alibaba.com will continue to pay attention to the changes in laws and related policies of various countries, and accordingly adjust its platform rules on an ongoing basis. At the same time, penalties will be imposed by Alibaba.com on merchant members if there are any violations, such as unauthorized sale of controlled products, malicious evasion of rules, deliberate confusion of product information, listing products under improper categories, and false or exaggerated statements and publicity. The penalties include, but are not limited to, removal of merchant product listings, deleting products, points deductions, restricted access on Alibaba.com, and/or account termination.


The announcement will be released on November, 17, 2021 and takes effect on November, 24, 2021.


Please refer to Details of Further Strengthening Control over the sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Infection Prevention Products on Alibaba.com for detailed rules.

Please refer to 《FAQ on Further Strengthening Control over the sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Infection Prevention Products on Alibaba.com》 for responses to frequently asked questions.


Thank you for your support and attention to Alibaba.com.


November 17, 2021