Nearly 40% of Chinese e-commerce products are false

Chinese e-commerce

China fails to leave behind the ghost of counterfeiting on what products it distributes are concerned. Although the e-commerce market in this country is remarkable and growing fast, its leaders have been unable to break away from this scourge, as demonstrated by a recent study published by the Chinese administration itself.

Specifically, almost 40% of the products are distributed through e-commerce from China are fake. This emerges from a report by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) of this country that collects data related to the balances in the second half of 2014.

Chinese e-commerce
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In this regard, it is important to take into account the particularities of the analysis and results not extend their ecommerce representative level of this great power. This is because the study contains the results of an inspection to only 92 products, over the last six months of 2012. Among them, Chinese authorities found that only 54 of them were genuine.

Something more interesting is the quality of the sample, because it is product from a wide variety of e-commerce platforms, among which Alibaba, Taobao, Alibaba riva Tmeal and JD. Similarly, among the selected products also a sample of smaller electronic stores was located.

Illicit distribution

With regard to the problems presented by these products, they inspectors responsible for the analysis argued that contained more imperfections were related to the categories of mobile phones and makeup kits products. In addition, they also noted that they lacked much of them the appropriate permissions, so many of them turned out to be fakes.

In parallel to these fakes, the Chinese authorities have also stressed that many of these businesses were operating illegally because fake products came from establishments of dubious identity and were being offered to third party vendors and distributors.

To avoid all these problems and pitfalls, however, from the government of this country it has underlined the need for buyers to protect themselves by ensuring their purchases checking the legality of the web sites they visit and where they perform acquisitions, as well as claiming that an official mark is being operated by a third shop online without the necessary permits.

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