On January 16, a CCTV news program reported that the anti-smuggling bureau of Nansha customs in guangzhou had cracked a huge smuggling case involving cross-border e-commerce.Through cross-border e-commerce and general trade, the smuggling ring has smuggled about 700 million dollars, equivalent to more than 4 billion yuan. A total of 25 suspects, including Robin Lee, President ofJEUNESSE China and a native of Taiwan, were arrested and 4.84 million boxes of goods worth more than 2 billion yuan were seized at the scene.At present the case has been transferred by anti - smuggling departments to procuratorial organs to examine and prosecute according to law.
JEUNESSE, an American company that sells so-called "anti-aging" products such as health supplements and cosmetics based on resveratrol, has not been certified for sale in China.
In 2015,JEUNESSE incorporated a biotechnology company in Shanghai, whose business scope is property management, but no product sales.To enable its products to enter the Chinese mainland market,JEUNESSE entrusted to Hong KongTianyi logistics company on a tax-deductible basis.Hong Kong tianyi logistics company foundGuangzhouRuizangTrading co., ltd. to import goods in the mode of cross-border e-commerce.
GuangzhouRuizangTrading co., ltd. obtained citizenship information through illegal means for cross-border e-commerce purchases，and Hong Kong tianyi logistics company expressthe goods to JEUNESSE's domestic customers.In addition, the price of peiquan juice declared to the customs is 50 RMB per box, while the actual price of RESERVE™ juice sold to domestic customers is more than 600 RMB per box, making the smuggled import a huge profit.Through identification, RESERVE™ juice also does not have the so-called propaganda of anti-oxidation, anti-aging healtheffects, belongs to false propaganda.
According to figures released byJEUNESSE ,it’s global sales in 2018 were $1.46 billion, including $1 billion in China.
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