Vietnam sees just 2 percent decrease in smokers after 6 years Society

Vietnam sees just 2 percent decrease in smokers after 6 years

Vietnam has seen a marginal 2 percent decline in the number of cigarette smokers since the Law on Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control took effects six years ago, heard a conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 10 to seek measures to improve the efficiency of the law’s implementation.
CPTPP unlikely to hit auto prices Business

CPTPP unlikely to hit auto prices

The prices of imported automobiles in the Vietnamese market may not reduce as much as expected after the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into effect on January 14, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Ho Chi Minh City collects more for State budget in 2018 Business

Ho Chi Minh City collects more for State budget in 2018

Ho Chi Minh City’s State budget collection topped 378.5 trillion VND (16.4 billion USD) as of December 31, 2018, or 100.47 percent of the estimate and marking a 8.65 percent increase year-on-year, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong told a local conference on January 3.
HCM City fights fake goods, trade fraud Business

HCM City fights fake goods, trade fraud

HCM City authorities are seeking more effective measures in the fight against counterfeit products, smuggled goods and trade fraud as e-commerce grows at a fast pace, an official has said.
Cigarette smuggling remains unabated Society

Cigarette smuggling remains unabated

Cigarette smuggling has caused a loss of thousands of billions of Vietnamese dong each year for the State, according to figures released by the Vietnam Tobacco Association at a symposium held on July 23 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister Health

Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

Smoking has created an economic burden to not only smokers and their families but also society, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a meeting held in response to the World No Tobacco Day in Hanoi on May 31.
Customs revenue to surpass target Business

Customs revenue to surpass target

The budget revenue of the General Department of Customs (GDC) surpassed 261.1 trillion VND (11.5 billion USD), or 91.6 percent of the 2017 target as of November 28.
Stop alcohol tax hikes, brewers plead Business

Stop alcohol tax hikes, brewers plead

Taxes on alcohol and soft drinks should not be hiked again in the next few years since successive hikes in special consumption tax have had a strong impact on the market, heard a round table in Ho Chi Minh City.