|Twenty-one market surveillance sub-departments in southern provinces and cities met yesterday in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – As many as 63 provincial-level market surveillance departments will be established under the newly named General Department of Market Surveillance by October 12.
The restructuring of the market surveillance apparatus was done to improve the fight against trade fraud and trading of fake goods.
Yesterday, 21 markets surveillance sub-departments in southern provinces and cities were recognised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade at a ceremony held in HCM City.
The Prime Minister upgraded the Market Surveillance Agency to the General Department of Market Surveillance.
The department is under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which acts as an advisory body in market managing and executing the enforcement of the law on the prevention, combat and handling of smuggling, production and trafficking of fake and banned goods or goods with unknown origin; and infringement of intellectual property rights.— VNS