HCM City steps up fight against smuggling, fake goods for Tet 2020

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The HCM City government has ordered the competent agencies, departments and authorities of districts to focus on inspections and investigations into violations related to smuggling, trade fraud and fake products, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.

Tran Vinh Tuyen, HCM City vice chair and head of the Steering Committee against Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Counterfeit Goods, has issued a plan to enhance the fight against smuggling, trade fraud and fake goods before, during and after the upcoming Tet holiday.

According to the municipal government, smuggling, trade fraud and fake goods are forecast to become more intense in the city during the months around Tet.

As such, the vice chair asked the competent forces and relevant departments and agencies to investigate suspicious acts and promptly discipline the guilty parties, while ensuring the investigations comply with regulations.

The investigators were also told not to disturb individuals and enterprises during business hours.

Apart from this, the competent agencies were asked to launch inspections and tighten control over goods transported through airports and seaports; on roads, railways and waterways; and at wholesale markets, shopping malls and commercial centers to efficiently contain illegal goods transport and smuggling.

Fraudulent trade practices, origin fraud, tax evasion and violations related to producing and trading fake goods will soon be eliminated thanks to regular inspections of goods.

The vice chair also told the competent agencies to stay on high alert for products affecting social security, order and safety during the upcoming Tet holiday, including weapons, drugs, anti-government materials, wild animals and firecrackers.

Besides this, the authorities of districts were told to direct police at wards, communes and towns to inspect goods inventories and transport and to impose harsh sanctions on violators caught smuggling and trading in fake products.

The city’s departments, agencies and district authorities were asked to report the results of their work to the Market Surveillance Agency prior to March 5 next year.



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