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Prohibited Industry List

Last update: 20/08/2020

Subject to the requirement of payment service partners (i.e. WeChat Pay, Alipay, etc) and settlement banks and Globepay’s own risk policy, a list of prohibited industries will be kept and updated from time to time. Cross-border payment services will not be provided to any company conducting business within the scope of this list.

Update to this list will follow the regulatory and legislative change. 

Prohibited Product/Service
1 Payday loans
2 Stock and securities
3 Mutual Funds
4 Insurance products and services
5 Financial products and services, including trusts or asset management services, or products and services associated with the sale of traveler’s checks, money orders or foreign currency
6 Foreign exchange services or check cashing businesses
7 Peer to peer (P2P) lending services
8 Payment by instalments service
9 Agricultural co-operatives
10 Items that are associated with purchases of annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card
11 Trading or distribution of currency (both CNY and foreign currencies)
12 Pornographic or obscene audio-visual products, channels and publications
13 Pornographic or obscene items, adult businesses or adult-related services, including escort services, adult massage, or other adult-entertainment services, adult performer regardless of sexual orientation
14 Gambling or betting, including lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, off-track betting, memberships on gambling-related internet sites and wagers at races
15 Illegally sold drugs, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia or other products that might present a risk to consumer safety
16 Products or services that are marketed or advertised using deceptive or unfair sales practices
17 Ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, including but not limited to military or police equipment
18 Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies
19 Sales of personal information (e.g. identity card information)
20 Services or products that infringe on personal privacy (e.g. online activity monitoring)
21 Sales of valid or synthetic government IDs and documents
22 Credit protection or identity theft protection services
23 Illegal sale of financial information (e.g. bank accounts, bank cards)
24 Sales of rare wildlife (living things) or rare wildlife products (specimens, etc.)
25 Smuggled goods
26 Human organs
27 Virtual Currencies, including single-purpose prepaid cards (including gift cards and other stored value cards)
28 Tobacco products (online)
29 Trading or sale of digital or crypto- currencies (e.g. Bitcoin, Litecoin)
30 Certain weapons or knives regulated under Applicable Law
31 Poisonous or hazardous chemicals
32 Counterfeit goods or currency
33 Counterfeit or replica food products
34 Sales of antiques and art or antique reproduction 
35 Precious metals and rare earth minerals
36 Crude oil, Petroleum and Petroleum Products
37 Boat dealers or Car Sales, including second hand vehicles
38 Pawn Shops and Salvage Yards
39 Software or products related to trading of financial products and information
40 Virtual Private Network, Virtual Private Server
41 Cash disbursement services from credit funding sources (e.g. credit cards)
42 Rebate or cashback services
43 Products or services that process pop-ups or contain, promote, reference or link to any spyware, malware, virus, back-door, drop dead device or other program installation
44 Real estate service
45 Auction sites and services
46 Pawn services
47 Collection agencies
48 Surrogacy services
49 Hacking services
50 Safe deposit services
51 Legal services and attorneys
52 Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
53 Counselling services — debt, marriage and personal
54 Immigration Service
55 Timeshares
56 Charitable and social service organizations
57 Crowd funding
58 Any fund-raising activities
59 Court Costs, including Alimony and Child Support
60 Bail and Bond Payments
61 Civic, social and fraternal associations
62 Items that support a pyramid or Ponzi scheme, matrix programs or other ”get rich quick” schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs
63 Cashback from a WeChat Pay or Alipay Account
64 Anaesthetic, psychotropic or prescription medicine; illegal unregistered medicine
65 Illegal political products and publications
66 Illegal political program channels
67 State secret documents and information
68 Illegally obtained proceeds or properties as result of a crime
69 Lockpicking tools and accessories
70 Online sale of medical services, including medical consulting, hypnotherapy, plastic surgery
71 Malwares
72 Video chatting services
73 All religious websites, publication or accessories
74 Online cemeteries and ancestor worshipping
75 Espionage equipment and accessories
76 Trading in invoices issued within the Peoples’ Republic of China
77 Fireworks and firecrackers 
78 Services to facilitate plagiarism and examination fraud
79 Sales or distribution of event tickets without the license (e.g. Olympic Games or World Expo tickets)
80 Sale of animals, plants or products originating from areas declared with an epidemic outbreak of contagious diseases
81 Services or products facilitating the unlawful public gathering
82 Satellites antennas
83 Any product or service that may violate any applicable laws, statute, ordinance and/or regulations in China and the UK
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