Successful raid against Taobao seller in China

03/25/2017

Following an investigation conducted by a local investigator, on the 27th of January 2016, REACT China carried out a successful raid action against a Taobao power seller’s warehouse in Chongqing.  REACT China worked in collaboration with the local enforcement authority - Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC). Over 18,000 units of counterfeits were found and seized on the premises. Reporters from the local TV station were notified by AIC and publicized the case. As the case value reaches the criminal threshold, it has been transferred to the Police Department for further follow up.

The target was a power seller on Taobao, distributing counterfeit products of our members on the Internet, whose monthly total sales volume has reached 800 deals, running two online shops at the same time.

With a test purchase conducted, REACT China obtained the seller’s contact information and a vague return address. Following the leads, our local investigator has identified the actual operation address and the location of the counterfeit stock. On the 27th of January 2016, REACT China has carried out a raid action against the seller in collaboration with AIC.

In this raid all the counterfeits have been seized. By manual counting, a total of 18,551 units of different sizes of bags, apron and footwear were confiscated during the action. During further interrogation, the seller also revealed the source of these products and disclosed information of their upper stream supplier. As the case value reaches the criminal threshold, it has been transferred to Police Department for further follow up.