Steering Committee 389 launches campaign to prevent smuggling and trade frauds

Friday, 2017-12-15 04:00:11
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NDO – The National Steering Committee for Combating Smuggling, Commercial Fraud and Counterfeit Goods (National Steering Committee No. 389) has launched a peak-season anti-smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit good campaign ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year 2018.

Accordingly, the Steering Committee urged relevant authorities at all levels to strengthen the direction of concerned functional forces towards stepping up the fight against smuggling and counterfeit goods, especially in the hot spots of smuggling, trade frauds and counterfeits. Agencies and functional units shall intensify patrol, inspection and control to ensure timely detection and prevention of acts of smuggling, trade frauds and counterfeit goods at various levels and their fields of management.

Specifically, the police, market management force and specialised inspectors were asked to strictly control the domestic market to detect and handle violations, while intensifying specialised inspections and examinations of business conditions, taxation, bills, origins, labels and quality standards.

Customs forces and border guards should focus on detecting and handling violations at border-gates and border areas, in addition to taking measures to scrutinise and closely control goods and luggage of passengers on entry or exit via air routes and land and sea border gates.

Vietnam’s coast guard should assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with other anti-smuggling forces, while strengthening measures to fight smuggling for petroleum and minerals in the sea by focusing efforts on the northeastern and southwestern seas.

The Steering Committee also asked for promoting information campaigns in newspapers, radio and mass media at both central and local levels to facilitate effectiveness of anti-smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods.