Supplier identified gold member by the network trading platform is actually a small almost bankrupt trade company. Shall the network trading platform be responsible?
Company XX is established in Columbia. And it found a supplier in China which is identified gold member by Alibaba, a network trading platform. Company XX signed contract with the supplier through email and fax. According to the contract, after company XX paid the advance payment, the supplier shall deliver the goods to Columbia in two consignments. When the goods arrive, company XX finds its purity and content not conform to the contract. But the supplier refuses to get the goods back, and deliver the second consignment. Company XX authorizes our attorney to deal with this matter. And our attorney finds that the supplier a small trade company almost get bankrupt.
Network trading platform brings both convenience and risk. The information supplier performs its legal duty by confirming the realness of the basic information of the supplier, usually through examination of the supplier’s business license. It does not and cannot check the supplier’s ability to perform a contract. And rules of identification of gold member is made by the information supplier itself. It does not make any guarantee of the supplier’s ability. Therefore, to avoid risk of business, we shall make business investigation and inspect our cooperator before signing the contract.