Sina Tech, 8/08/17
Tmall Global, the international product channel for Alibaba Group's (NYSE: BABA) B2C e-commerce site Tmall, has launched a cross-border goods tracking plan.
The plan will utilize blockchain technology and big data to track information on imported goods related to production, transportation, customs clearance, inspection, and third-party inspection, among other parameters. Currently, Chinese consumers can check information related to cross-border commodities through the mobile app of Alibaba's C2C e-commerce site Taobao and via the Tmall client orders page.
The plan will cover 63 countries and localities, 3,700 product categories, and 14,500 overseas brands. Participating in the plan are the governments, embassies, and industry associations of multiple countries including the United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Also participating are numerous overseas brands and Chinese institutions such as the China Certification and Inspection Group, the China National Institute of Standardization, and the China National Monitoring Center for Cross-Border E-commerce Goods.