It has been criticised in a report from the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) over hosting the sale of counterfeits, among other illegal trading issues.
Data from the SAIC suggests that 63% of listed brand goods on the site are not genuine.
This has kicked-off a battle between the SAIC and Alibaba, with counter-statements from the company and a number of accounts of alleged infringements emerging from both sides.
- Publication date
- 23 February 2015
- Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs