The Vietnam Standards and Consumers Association (Vinastas)'s southern office said that last year it received 181 complaints and 207 opinions from consumers about products available in the local market, nearly 21 percent more than in 2008. Sixty-two percent of the respondents said they had bought fake or low-quality goods last year, with electronic and household items topping the list. These products accounted for around a quarter of the fake and low-quality items that were complained about. Foods, especially fresh milk and bottled beverages, followed with 18 percent. In the services sector, post and telecommunications fared the worst with 21 percent complaining about them. Most complaints were not resolved either, especially those related to telephone and Internet charges. Vinastas said the numbers do not accurately reflect the proportion of consumers who buy fake and low-quality goods, or who experience trouble with services, which is likely much higher. … [Read more...] about 62 percent of consumers admit to buying fake, low-quality goods
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VietNamNet Bridge - The machines and equipment with low quality and low costs have been flooding Vietnam, which should be seen as a big threat to Vietnamese mechanical engineering products, experts have warned. A lot of machines and equipment sourced from China have been imported to Vietnam in masses recently. Especially, Chinese producers can do the outsourcing for Vietnamese enterprises at different price levels. … [Read more...] about Low-quality cheap technologies flood Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - Error products have slipped out from the factories in China and then reproduced into low-cost products to be sold dirt cheap at the border area markets, or even in big cities in Vietnam. There are many reasons that explain why Chinese products have such surprisingly low prices … [Read more...] about Low-quality electronics at border area markets are defects from China?
Low-quality paddy rice IR 50404 is again facing a price drop due to surplus supply as farmers in the Mekong Delta are entering the peak time of the Winter-Spring crop harvest. The price of paddy rice (unhusked rice) has fallen 20 percent month on month to VND4,000-4,200 per kilogram, while that of long-grain, better-quality rice remained at VND5,000-5,700 a kilogram. … [Read more...] about Low-quality rice faces price drop on surplus supply
Low-quality paddy rice IR 50404 is again facing a price drop due to surplus supply as farmers in the Mekong Delta are entering the peak time of the Winter-Spring crop harvest. A local farmer in Chau Doc Town take a break after drying unhusked rice on the roadside, waiting for buyers Photo: Tuoi Tre The price of paddy rice (unhusked rice) has fallen 20 percent month on month to VND4,000-4,200 per kilogram, while that of long-grain, better-quality rice remained at VND5,000-5,700 a kilogram. Rice consumption was reported to be very sluggish and concerns increased as traders rejected the low-quality IR50404 variety. Farmers are worried that prices will continue to drop, even as they prepare for the next crop. New situation, old reasons Farmers need to sell off their rice crop immediately to pay off debts and prepare for the next season, Dr. Le Van Banh, Director of the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute told Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon … [Read more...] about Low-quality rice faces price drop on surplus supply, as usual