Vietnam Customs combats origin fraud

(VOVWORLD) - The General Department of Vietnam Customs under the Ministry of Finance has been implementing a project on strengthening state management to combat the evasion of trade remedies and origin fraud, according to Industry and Trade newspaper.
Vietnam Customs combats origin fraud - ảnh 1Inspection of goods to detect origin fraud (Photo:

The Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Customs have issued documents and directives guiding units to synchronously implement solutions; organize, arrange and train cadres and civil servants to strengthen inspection and detection of fraudulent cases, counterfeiting of origin, illegal transmission and infringement of intellectual property rights.

Efforts have been made to collect and analyze domestic and foreign information to identify items, enterprises with high risks of fraud, counterfeiting of origin, and labeling of goods, while reviewing and identifying transactions and companies whose import-export turnover has increased dramatically compared to their production capacity and scale.

In particular, combat activities have been implemented through specific plans of inspection, investigation and verification. Vietnam Customs has strengthened post-customs clearance inspection and examination for the origin of goods to promptly detect violations. In addition, a number of legal documents have been amended and supplemented to meet management requirements. At the same time, sanctions related to origin, labeling of goods, illegal transshipment have been amended and supplemented.

The Ministry of Finance has cooperated closely with ministries and branches, proposing the exchange of information on C/O issuance between the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the customs authority to prevent origin fraud per each shipment. International cooperation in combating and preventing fraud, counterfeiting of origin and illegal transmission has also been strengthened through information exchange with customs authorities and investigating agencies of other countries, thereby protecting the legitimate interests of genuine business enterprises and consumers.