Vietnam to harshly crack down on smuggling, counterfeit goods

Vietnam will implement tough measures to combat smuggling, counterfeiting and illegal trade, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at an online coference in Hanoi on March 21.

Custom officers in Ho Chi Minh City inspecting goods (Photo:SGGP)

The online conference was held by the Central Steering Committee 127, to implement measures to combat smuggling, counterfeiting of   goods and illegal trade.

Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Industry and Trade said that crime has become more complex, along with a new breed of criminals. Thus, preventing smuggling, counterfeiting of goods and combating illegal trade have become even more challenging.

However, the Central Steering Committee 127 will coordinate with relevant agencies, including police, market managers, border guards and custom agents to ensure more control and restrictions to combat such social evils.

Deputy PM Hai proposed stepping up communication and building a healthy social environment and underlined the need to come up with solutions for handling violators of fraud crimes.

By H.My, T.Ngoc- Translated by T.Huong

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