|Hà Nội’s police seize more than 600 made-in-China water filters labeled as "Made in US" in the case. — Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội Police on Friday launched a criminal investigation into two company directors for trading counterfeit products after police and the Market Watch Division last month confiscated more than 600 water filters illegally labeled “Made in US”.
The water filters were in fact made in China and bought by two companies – Nhật Quang Company, based in Gia Lâm District, and Thanh Huấn Ltd Co, based in Hoàng Mai District.
The two companies admitted to the police that after buying the Chinese water filters, they re-labeled them as “Made in US” and sold them for some VNĐ400,000 (US$17.6) each.
Increasingly concerned about food safety and pollution, many consumers in Việt Nam have been looking for quality water filters that they hope will make their drinking water safer.
Major Nghiêm Tuấn Anh, vice head of the Anti-Counterfeit Goods and Products department under the city’s Economic Police said that the fake water filters could pose a threat to users’ health as they failed to ensure safe water.
He said that the trade of counterfeit goods violates intellectual property law and harms the business of reliable producers. — VNS