HCM City set to combat products with fake origins

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The HCM City People’s Committee yesterday issued a plan to prevent and fight against smuggling, manufacturing and sales of products bearing fake Vietnamese origin labels. The plan will be rolled out over one year, starting this month.

The municipal government through the plan wants to tighten cooperation among departments and agencies in the city to discover, prevent and tackle violations involving smuggling, manufacturing, selling or exporting goods with fake Vietnamese origin labels. Besides this, the city wants to protect the prestige of Vietnamese goods and the interests of consumers and aims to minimise losses for tax collection.

The city’s government in the plan asked the departments and agencies to be proactive in fighting criminals.

The municipal vice chair, Tran Vinh Tuyen, assigned the HCM City Customs Department to run regular inspections and monitor suspicious activities to catch those guilty of importing and manufacturing goods bearing fake Made-in-Vietnam labels.

Meanwhile, the HCM City border guard forces were asked to patrol more frequently the main pathways to prevent the cross-border transport of goods with fake Vietnamese origin labels. They were also asked to cooperate with the customs department to examine import-export activities through border gates to promptly arrest individuals attempting to illegally transport goods with false origin labels to and from Vietnam.

The city’s police and surveillance market officers have to cooperate with other competent authorities to inspect and crack down on rings that manufacture, store, transport and sell products bearing fake Vietnamese origin labels, while raising awareness among businesses of the risks of trading smuggled products or those without clear origins.

The vice chair noted that the competent agencies when rolling out the plan must not create a negative impact on the environment or disrupt lawful business operations.



Category: Business, Vietnam

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