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Verification Services

What are Verification Services

The verification of suppliers on Alibaba.com serves to safeguard buyers by ensuring suppliers are genuine and legitimate companies. Inspections are carried out by both Alibaba.com and/or independent verification companies

The Verification Services process includes 3 certifications

A&V Check

A&V Checked suppliers are Gold Suppliers who have passed authentication and verification inspection by Alibaba.com as well as a third-party verification company, All legal business licenses and contact persons are verified for those who have been A&V Checked

Onsite Check

Onsite Check is a verification process for China Gold Suppliers. The supplier’s company’s premises are checked by Alibaba.com’s staff to ensure onsite operations exist there,The suppliers’ legal status and other related information are then confirmed by a third-party verification agency

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Supplier Assessment

Supplier Assessment is an Alibaba.com service providing you with fully independent and impartial third-party verification of your prospective suppliers. We commission several agencies based on their international reputation and proven credibility to test the claims made by suppliers.
For buyers, this means that instinct and trust are based only on concrete evidence. Supplier Assessment includes Assessment Reports Verified Videos and Verified Main Products

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Key Features of Each Verification Service

Type of Verification Service Who carries out the inspection and verification Required/Optional

A&V Check

Third-party verification company

Required for all Global Gold Suppliers

Onsite Check

Alibaba.com personnel & third-party verification company

Required for all Gold Suppliers in Mainland China, Taiwan Gold Suppliers and Hong Kong Gold Suppliers

Supplier Assessment

A third-party company, such as Bureau Veritas or TÜV Rheinland, carries out the inspection and verification.

Optional for all Gold Suppliers in Mainland China, Taiwan Gold Suppliers and Hong Kong Gold Suppliers

Suppliers on Alibaba.com must pass the A&V check or the Onsite check to be eligible to be a Gold Supplier. The logo for the Gold Supplier should look like this: Gold supplier

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What Supplier Information is Verified?

Verified information

A&V Check

Onsite Check

Supplier Assessment

Business license
Contact information
Business type (e.g. trading company, manufacturer or both)
Company/Factory location
Ownership status of the premises
Photos of supplier's operations
Certifications from subsidiaries, partners, and contractors
Main product lines/services
Certification
Human resources
Production/Export capacity
International trade capabilities
Product quality
Production process management
R&D abilities
Company development/expansion plans
Production flow
Verified Main Products
Verified Videos