12,410 cases of smuggling, commercial fraud and fake products handled in six months in Ha Noi (21:29 18/07/2018)
The authorities of Ha Noi Steering Committee 389/TP inspects and checks 14,752 cases in the first half of 2018, a decrease of 22.6% against the same period last year. 12,410 cases of violations are prosecuted, including 2,107 cases of prohibited goods and smuggled goods, 9,324 cases of trade fraud, and 979 cases of counterfeit goods and goods violating intellectual property law. Total state budget revenue is more than VND3,140 billion, increasing 200% over the same period of 2017, mainly due to the additional penalty and tax arrears after inspection and examination.
Remarkably, the Ha Noi Police Department detects 1,427 cases; total state budget revenue is VND804 billion. Ha Noi Market Surveillance Department checks 5,653 cases, handles 5,337 cases, and collects administrative fine of nearly VND34.4 billion. Total amount of violation products is nearly VND43.6 billion. Ha Noi Customs Department detects and handles 358 cases of violation, collects more than VND3.7 billion for state budget.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development inspects and checks 449 organizations and individuals dealing with production and trading in the fields of plant protection, agro-forestry-fishery products, food safety and hygiene. 107 organizations and individuals are fined over VND1.3 billion. The Department of Health inspects and checks 358 establishments;251 establishments are fined over VND3.6 billion. The city Ha Noi Taxation Department conducts inspection and examination 6,283 enterprises, and handles 4,809 violators. Administrative fine of nearly VND423 billion is collected; more than VND1,910 billion tax arrears are collected after the inspection and examination.
The Department of Information and Communications implements 52 inspections, and fines 9 organizations with total amount of 141.5 million. The Finance Department inspects and records administrative violations of 47 organizations and individuals; total amount of fine is more than VND1.9 billion. The Department of Information and Communications checks 52 cases, and punishs 62 of them with total amount of VND633 million. The Department of Science and Technology checks the standard, measurement and quality of products in 57 establishments, and fines 3 of them for violation in the field of measurement; total amount of fine is VND9 million.
Remarkably, Steering Committees of districts and towns direct authorities in localities to conduct investigation, follow up with the situation in localities, and make specialized plan to inspect and control prime products; determine areas prone to smuggling, commercial fraud and fakes and increase the fight in order to prevent black spots of smuggling, commercial fraud and fake products.
Furthermore, the local Steering Committees urge more effort to conduct popularization and information, provide guidance and popularize laws on mass media, radio systems in communes, wards, markets, commercial centers and supermarkets, focusing on smuggling, commercial fraud and fake prevention and control; encourage production and trading establishments to strictly follow legal regulations, pledge not to transport and trade counterfeit products, products of unclear origin and substandard food products.