Over 1,000 tonnes of sugar is illegally imported into Vietnam everyday through the southern An Giang border gate.

According to Nguyen Thanh Long, Chairman of the Vietnam Sugar Association, the problem had been happening for years, and had taken on a more organised nature.

Illegally imported sugar caused a lot of difficulties for sugar producers on the domestic market, he said.
In 2012, only 514 tonnes of illegally imported sugar was seized, of 2 percent of the estimated volume.-VNA