The fulfilment of the gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.7 percent in 2017 requires high political determination from ministries and departments as well as corporations, businesses and people, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed at a meeting in Hanoi on August 12.
Ho Chi Minh City plans to step up enforcement against smuggling and trade fraud to cope with the increasing number of violations, especially at Cat Lai Port.
VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh chaired on March 9 an online meeting of the National Steering Committee on the Prevention and Control of Smuggling, Trade Fraud, and Counterfeit Goods and its branches in 63 provinces and cities throughout the nation.
Four working groups have completed their two-day sessions as part of the first Senior Officials’ Meeting of APEC (SOM-1), which is underway in Nha Trang city, in the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, from February 18 to March 3.
The Ministry of Finance has made procedures more stringent for import of automobiles to fight smuggling and trade fraud.
A workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 17 to discuss tackling smuggling and trade fraud, and protecting brand names.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has intensified the fight against smuggling, trade fraud and fake goods as cross-border smuggling has increased in border areas ahead of the year-end holiday season.
Authorised agencies in Hau Giang province have been ordered to ramp up efforts to fight smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeiting in the remaining months of the year, especially on the threshold of the Lunar New Year holiday when purchasing power will surge.
Chinese traders buy farm produce from Vietnamese businesses, but don’t pay tax. As a result, VASEP has sent a dispatch to the Ministry of Finance, proposing to tax Chinese traders.
Confirming that its coffee products in the market contain soybeans, a representative of Nestle Vietnam said the proportion of ingredients was a "business secret’.
The Market Surveillance Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade will step up supervision on smuggled and counterfeited food and beverages.
The Hanoi Departments of Public Security and Industry and Trade have coordinated in handling nearly 2,000 cases of trade fraud and counterfeit products in the city.
The industry and trade sectors of the central and Central Highlands provinces are striving to raise their industrial production value to nearly VND420.8 trillion (US$18.8 billion) in 2016, a year-on-year surge of 8.8%.
No areas should be sealed off in the combat against smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods, said Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.
The 43rd session of the 13th National Assembly Standing Committee wrapped up in Hanoi on December 11 under the chair of NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged relevant agencies to take tougher measures to curb smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit, especially in the time running to the Lunar New Year.
Hanoi’s police has detected 54,096 smuggling and trade fraud cases, of which 16,399 cases have been addressed, so far this year.
Smuggling, counterfeit goods, and trade fraud became increasingly sophisticated in the first ten months of this year, according to Nguyen Van Can, Deputy Head of General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDC).
The Ministry of Finance has proposed an adjustment to import and export tax rates for some groups of goods from January 1, 2016.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chaired a meeting with representatives of several ministries and agencies to evaluate impacts of the world’s fast-changing economy on the domestic economy.