Alibaba opens door to US sellers on its oldest platform

A women searches online on a mobile phone from in Moscow, Russia on September 11, 2018. Image copyright Getty Images

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has opened its doors to US sellers on its oldest platform,

It now offers tools to allow US firms to sell on the business-to-business platform in the US and globally.

The move will allow Alibaba, traditionally China-focused, to compete with global e-commerce giants like Amazon. says it has 10 million active business buyers in more than 190 countries and regions.

As part of the announcement on Tuesday, said US produce firm Robinson Fresh would be joining the platform on 23 July.

That follows a “strategic collaboration” between and US offices supply firm Office Depot announced in March, it said.

The move comes at a time of tense relations between the US and China, which have been fighting a trade war for the past year.


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