Crimes relating to smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods were still a big problem due to irresponsibility, loose management and corrupted State employees, said Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has asked agencies and organisations in all localities to strengthen the fight against corruption and trade fraud.
More measures are needed in the fight against trade fraud and illegal cross-border smuggling between Vietnam and other countries, which continues to be a problem, the General Department of Customs has said.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on November 7 cleared up questions raised by National Assembly deputies regarding the aluminum shipment labeled as made-in-Vietnam product and worth 4.3 billion USD to the US by a Chinese-invested business in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
The steel industry is facing lawsuits against tax evasion and dumping, according to information from the Vietnam Steel Association.
The Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance (VDMS) and the Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton (LVMH), the world's leading luxury group based in France, co-organised a workshop in Hanoi on July 3 to instruct market management staff on how to identify whether products under the LVMH brands are fake or authentic.
The impact of the US-China trade war on Vietnam’s wood industry, including trade fraud risks, was highlighted at a workshop in Hanoi on June 21.
The Government will adopt stricter penalties to prevent foreign goods being exported to the other markets under Vietnamese labels to avoid tariffs.
Management authorities are stepping up preventive measures to stop trade fraud and tax evasion related to Chinese commodities that illegally carry made-in-Vietnam labels due to escalating U.S.-China trade tensions.
The market surveillance force has been asked to press on with concrete solutions to improve the fight against smuggling, trade fraud, counterfeits, and food safety violations which are predicted to remain complex issues in the year ahead.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on January 21 requested relevant agencies adamantly deal with law violations as well as corrupted officials and public employees who lend a hand to criminals.
More than 16,600 cases of smuggling and trade fraud have been uncovered in 2018, up 10% from the previous year, the General Department of Vietnam Customs reported.
HCM City authorities are seeking more effective measures in the fight against counterfeit products, smuggled goods and trade fraud as e-commerce grows at a fast pace, an official has said.
The Mekong Delta province of Long An has made significant achievements in the fight against smuggling and trade fraud at border areas.
The central city of Da Nang posted a 7.54 percent increase year on year in its Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) during the period from January to June.
The model “Coast guards support fishermen” has helped the Vietnam Coast Guard and other forces effectively perform patrols and inspections of the law enforcement at sea, heard a press conference in Hanoi on July 3.
VOV.VN - The psychology at work among consumers who prefer to purchase foreign goods rather local items has caused a flood of fake and counterfeit goods to the domestic market and led to difficulties for management agencies in the fight against trade fraud.
Total revenue of the State budget reached VND308.4 trillion (US$13.6 billion) in the first quarter of 2018, equivalent to 23.4% of the yearly estimate and up 5.3% year-on-year, said the Ministry of Finance.
Petrol smuggling and trade fraud continues to be a big problem in Vietnam, with several cases of fake and poor quality gasoline discovered by Government agencies.
The National Steering Committee for combating smuggling, trade fraud, and counterfeits has said it will step up inspections and fight against petrol and oil smuggling and trade fraud in 2018.