Alibaba will ban Pharmaceuticals as of April 28th.


Senior Member
Just came across this:
In light of the regulatory requirements and the high risk nature of pharmaceutical products, has revised the "Rules of Prohibited and Restricted Products" to assist members in complying with applicable laws and maintain the sustainable development of the platform. Starting from April 28, 2021, will prohibit the listing and trading of all pharmaceutical products, including but not limited to prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), pharmaceutical intermediates, animal drugs, hormonal drugs, steroids, anabolic steroids or products with similar effects, radioactive drugs, antibiotics, vaccines, controlled substances, drug products containing controlled substances, special pharmaceutical products (including but not limited to analeptics and blood products), traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, oral/injection drugs, weight-loss drugs, and any API or active substances which could be used to produce the aforementioned products.
The following four product sub-categories will also be shut down:
Medicine, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Medicine, and Herbal Medicine.

The timetable for implementation of the new control measures is as follows:
April 20, 2021: Publication of this announcement
April 28, 2021: Penalties will start to be imposed against any violation of new rules under this announcement


Senior Member
Wow, I wonder why that is? Alibaba are even banning the sale of Chinese herbs and over-the-counter drugs.

Although note that it has always been difficult to try to buy wholesale supplements or drugs on Alibaba, because of the high number of vendors selling fake compounds.

I wonder if the same new rule will be applied to, the retail branch of wholesale.

There are other good Chinese wholesalers, though, like