Date
22 September 2017
Jack Ma said last month there were no fake goods on  Taobao, Tmall's sister e-commerce website. Photo: Bloomberg
Jack Ma said last month there were no fake goods on Taobao, Tmall's sister e-commerce website. Photo: Bloomberg

Fake goods found on Tmall and rival websites

Fake goods have been found on Tmall.com — an online shopping platform operated by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. — and rival websites.

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce found three samples of counterfeit goods sold via the business-to-consumer website, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday.

The regulator published its report Thursday, just a day before the “Double 12 Online Shopping Festival”.

It found eight batches of fraudulent goods when it examined 207 batches sold on mainland online platforms during a similar shopping blitz on Singles’ Day, Nov. 11.

The fake products included New Balance shoes, Adidas backpacks and Burberry scarves.

A further seven batches were classed as substandard.

Two batches of fake goods were found on Yhd.com, operated by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 

Single batches were found on Ebuy, operated by Suning Appliance Co. Ltd. (002024.CN), on Amazon.com and on Lefeng.com, operated by US firm Vipshop Holdings. 

Tmall said it has pulled off its website the three fake products and one product found to be substandard. 

It said it had suspended three vendors involved while it conducts an investigation.

Suning said all problematic goods have been removed from the Ebuy website and it will never again deal with the vendors concerned.

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