Fight intensified against fake goods hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has ordered ministries to constantly review laws and regulations on trading to consolidate the legal framework for the fight against fake goods.

Addressing a meeting on the Day against Counterfeit Goods in Hanoi on November 30, the Deputy PM also urged the customs and border guard forces to intensify efforts to prevent the import of such goods through both official and unofficial channels.

Businesses should cooperate with relevant agencies in market management, improve their own distribution networks and get ready to provide information to law enforcement forces in order to assist with the detection and punishment of violations, he said.

He requested the Vietnam Association for Anti-counterfeiting and Trademark Protection (VATAP) to contribute feedback and recommendations to the process of building regulations in the field.

According to Dam Thanh The, Chief of the Office of the National Steering Committee for fighting smuggling, fake goods and trade frauds, the market management force has carried out 145,000 inspections so far this year and detected 88,000 cases of trading and transport counterfeit goods.

However, smuggling, trade frauds and counterfeit goods are still rampant, causing great concern in society.-VNA