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A law-violation store in Saigon Square is documented. (Photo: SGGP)

Counterfeit goods freely traded from markets to online stores

In Vietnam lately, it is quite easy to find fake goods of renowned international brand names like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Versace. Despite the effort of functional agencies to deliver strict sanctions to law violators, it seems those illegal goods are still freely sold offline and online without much successful control.

The HCMC Border Guard is handling a vehicle illegally transporting sand

HCMC seeing difficulties preventing commercial fraud on Saigon River

Many recent cases of large-scaled illegal mining and transporting sand, diesel oil (DO) have been detected by the Ho Chi Minh City Border Guard. The fight against commercial fraud, smuggling, illegal exploitation of minerals on Saigon River and Can Gio water still needs long-term founding solutions.

Supermarkets launch several promotion programs to stimulate demand

Supermarkets launch several promotion programs to stimulate demand

Several commercial centers and supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City have been promoting the program to stimulate consumption on the occasion of National Day. Forecasts from the Department of Tourism and the Department of Industry and Trade of HCMC said that the number of visitors to enjoy and shop on this occasion would increase sharply compared to normal days.
HCMC Customs officers are checking imported goods. (Photo: SGGP)

Smuggling, commercial fraud on social networks becoming more serious

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh yesterday chaired a national online meeting to summarize the task performance of the National Steering Committee on Fighting Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Counterfeit Goods (the Steering Committee 389) in the first 6 months of 2022.

Aphrodisiacs available in shops, internet

Aphrodisiacs available in shops, internet

Advertisements for aphrodisiac drugs and adult toys, anesthesia of unknown origin are easily seen online and in some stores. According to these advertisements, customers can only buy for a few hundred to more than a million Vietnamese dong to satisfy their needs, so customers easily agree to spend their money on these items.
Policies to take effect in July

Policies to take effect in July

A host of new policies, including those on minimum wage increase, paper bill elimination, and new ordinary passports, are due to come into force in July.
Retailers launch promotions to revive purchasing power

Retailers launch promotions to revive purchasing power

On the afternoon of June 22, some commercial centers, supermarkets, and markets in Ho Chi Minh City informed that the purchasing power had gradually improved after nearly ten days of implementing a large-scale concentrated promotion program. This year, the Department of Industry and Trade of HCMC, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, the Department of Health, and enterprises, have offered discounts from 10 percent to 90 percent, even up to 100 percent at some places for customers.
Police detain 6 in fake drug ring

Police detain 6 in fake drug ring

The Economic Police Division of the Ho Chi Minh City Police Department said that it had just smashed a production ring of counterfeit pharmaceutical products in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta Province of Long An led by Pham Bich Ngoc in District 8. Those involved in the cases were temporarily detained.