|The Quang Binh Market Watch check goods in a store in Dong Hoi City. More than 200 cases of trade law violations were discovered in the province during the past two months. — VNS Photo of www.baoquangbinh.vn
QUANG BINH (VNS) — The Quang Binh Market Watch has penalised more than 200 cases of trade law violations during the past two months with a total fine of more than VND500 million (US$23,800).
Nguyen Xuan Dat, director of the provincial market watch, said that they achieved the results by increasing their inspection and coordinating with other local agencies.
The inspection was aimed at ensuring market order before, during and after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday in mid-February.
The violations included trading in banned and smuggled goods, use of fake trademarks and negligence in ensuring food safety and hygiene. The seized goods are worth more than VND4 billion ($190,000).
For instance, the provincial market watch on January 17 discovered 37kg of fireworks, which are included in the list of banned goods, being transported in a lorry.
On January 22, the market watch discovered 340kg of dried and shredded cuttlefish and 18 tonnes of dried cuttlefish that were not accompanied by valid certificates. — VNS