Provincial People’s Committee chairpersons will take full responsibility for the fight against smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods in their localities.
Such is provided in Prime Minister Decision No. 19/2016/QD-TTg of May 6, promulgating the Regulation on responsibilities of and coordination among state management agencies in the fight against smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods.
Quang Tri povince's customs oficers check allegedly smuggled goods at Lao Bao bororder gate__Photo: Thanh Thuy/VNA
Accordingly, the National Steering Committee Against Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Counterfeit Goods (National Steering Committee 389) will form inter-sectoral teams to inspect the handling of large-scale smuggling and counterfeit goods trading.
The Ministry of Finance will take charge of conducting tax examination and inspection and supervision of observation of tax policies and laws. The ministry will also take drastic measures to prevent budget revenue losses, strictly manage and handle those who use illegal invoices to legalize smuggled, counterfeit and poor-quality goods and goods of unclear origin.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will have to try its best to fight against speculation, trading in smuggled and counterfeit goods, violations of goods labeling and intellectual property regulations, and other illegal trade activities in the domestic market.
The Ministry of Public Security will focus on the detection, investigation and handling of smuggling and trade fraud rings nationwide. Meanwhile, the Ministry of National Defense will coordinate with customs offices and related forces in inspecting and controlling goods imported into, exported from, or in transit via the country so as to detect and prevent in time acts of smuggling, trade fraud and illegal transportation of goods and currencies at border gates and seaports.
The new regulation will take effect on June 21 in replacement of Decision No. 65/2010/QD-TTg of October 25, 2010.-