HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Officers tasked with preventing fake goods, trade fraud and smuggling in Ho Chi Minh City and southern border provinces have been forced to work hard ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls on February 12 this year. Last week, the HCM City customs department discovered 14 steel containers that consignee V.V Steel Company described wrongly to evade tax. The company, in Long An province’s Duc Hoa district, made a declaration that would have allowed it to enjoy 0 percent tax instead of the 10-15 percent it had to pay, equivalent to 1 billion VND (43,000 USD). Now, besides the tax it will also have to pay a penalty of 20 percent of the amount. Smuggling and trade fraud are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Truong Van Ba, Director of the HCM City Market Surveillance Department, said last year 25,538 violations had been discovered involving loss of tax revenues of 5.8 trillion VND. Competent agencies filed charges in 113 cases. … [Read more...] about HCM City, southern provinces step up efforts against fake goods
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At the meeting, the leaders of the departments, industries, and enterprises of Lam Dong Province affirmed that the preparation of goods for the Tet market, in general, and the HCMC market this year is on schedule. Tet goods are plentiful and diverse. They will prevent a shortage of supply, which causes sudden increases in the selling prices. Mr. Bui The, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade of Lam Dong Province, said that to serve the Tet market, the specialized vegetable growing areas of the province, including Da Lat City, Don Duong, Duc Trong, Lac Duong, and a part of Lam Ha district, had cultivated more than 24,000 hectares of vegetables of all kinds, with an output of around 780,000 tons, up 5 percent over the same period last year. Of which, many kinds of vegetables, such as napa cabbage, onion, potato, lettuce, tomato, cabbage, turnip, and scallion, increased sharply in both growing area and output, from 5 percent to 19 percent, depending on the product. More … [Read more...] about HCMC, Lam Dong cooperate to prepare supply of vegetables, flowers for Tet market
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