Alibaba Group, announced it will partner with five key Chinese government and law enforcement agencies to fight pirated goods online and offline.  These organizations will include the Ministry of Public Security, State Administration for Industry & Commerce, General Administration of Quality Supervision, State Intellectual Property Office, and General Administration of Press and Publication.

According to Alibaba at a company press conference, the company will work with the Government through reporting criminal activity, sharing of information, and professional training to identify and shut down factories and other sources of pirated goods. Alibaba reportedly removed a total of more than 94 million alleged infringing listings from its platforms in 2012.

Polo Shao, chief risk officer of Alibaba Group, said, “On e-commerce platforms, every single transaction creates a record, and every piece of information about sellers of counterfeit products is traceable. We are very pleased to be cooperating and coordinating with the appropriate governmental agencies on this important effort in offline and online enforcement.”

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