|The draft decree would require e-commerce websites to register with the Ministry of Industry and Trade. — Photo doanhnghiephoinhap.vn
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) plans to publish a list of e-commerce websites and mobile applications that violate laws and regulations on online trading.
The details of individuals and organisations who own the websites in question will also be published.
Ðặng Hoàng Hải, director of the ministry’s Việt Nam E-commerce and Information Technology Agency (Vecita)
This was the reason the ministry is building a draft decree on management of e-commerce website and mobile apps to reduce shortcomings in the management of the new online business forms.
Hải said the current Decree 52/2013/NÐ-CP stipulated regulations relating to e-commerce transactions. However, reports from the Departments of Industry and Trade showed that the decree has a number of shortcomings.
The draft decree would require e-commerce websites to register with the ministry.
The websites are those partially or wholly serving the following activities: purchasing and selling of goods or provision of services; displaying and introducing goods or services to contract commitment and service provision, and payment and after-sales service.
The draft decree also stipulates that organisations and individuals using e-commerce websites and mobile apps are not allowed to trade in hunting rifles and shotguns, sports weapons; cigarettes, cigars and other finished tobacco products; alcohol of all kinds; and rare wildlife. They have to remove the prohibited products from their e-commerce websites.
In addition, owners of the e-commerce websites are required to have technical solutions to prevent and remove information relating to counterfeit goods, smuggled goods or products and services violating intellectual property rights. — VNS