The conference on March 15 reviewing the campaign “Vietnamese prioritizes using Vietnamese products” in 2017 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Ministries, sectors and localities should improve the efficiency of communications campaigns to encourage people to buy more locally-made products as a way to show their support for the domestic manufacturing industry.

At a conference on March 15 reviewing the campaign “Vietnamese prioritizes using Vietnamese products” in 2017 and launching its tasks in 2018, Tran Thanh Man, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front affirmed the campaign received good responses from people and local businesses.

The campaign contributed to raising people’s awareness of selecting and using Vietnamese products while helping businesses to be aware of their role and responsibility in manufacturing quality products to meet demands of consumers, he said.

He asked ministries, sectors and localities to take measures to realize the State’s policy on assisting local businesses to secure dominating shares in the local market, develop the support industry, and build trademarks and distribution networks.

The ministries, sectors and localities should carry out efficiently the local market trade promotion programme, boost the programme on developing trade infrastructure at localities, reinforce market inspections, fight counterfeits and sub-standard products, strictly implement regulations on price posting, and promptly handle violations to protect the rights of consumers and producers, he said.

In addition to communications campaigns, authorized agencies should do to encourage businesses to restructure their production towards higher productivity, optimize resources, reform technologies, build their brands and seek more markets so their products and services can become competitive, Man stressed.  

In 2018, violations on the quality of commodities, as well as smuggled, fake, and unhygienic goods will be strictly punished, while the management over market, customs, and taxation activities will be intensified to make the campaign “Vietnamese prioritizes using Vietnamese products” run more efficiently.

State agencies should take the lead in using State budget for the purchase of locally-made products, Man noted.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front, socio-politic organizations and businesses should promote their role in raising the awareness of the political system and people of all walks of life to respond to the campaign enthusiastically.-VNA