|Market Management Department officers examine kiosks at Ninh Hiệp Commune, Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội Market Management Department has decided to fine seven kiosks at Ninh Hiệp Commune in Hà Nội’s Gia Lâm District a total of VNĐ111.25 million (US$4,800) for trading fake goods.
Kiosks were fined for failing to list prices as prescribed, trading in smuggled goods, selling counterfeit trademark goods and relocating their business without notifying the business registration agency, according to the inspection’s report.
In early June, inspection teams of the department examined seven kiosks and seized 4,697 products suspected of being fake, owned by small traders in Phú Điền and Sơn Long markets, in the Ninh Hiệp area.
The fake goods were labelled with original trademarks before being sold in the domestic market at cheap prices.
Among the items were belts and clothes of luxury brands such as Lacoste, Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Puma, Gucci and Burberry. Others were smuggled products from China.
The investigators found the fake goods were made in China and smuggled to Việt Nam.
The department suspended business operations of seven kiosks for two months.
A representative of the department said the department would continue to inspect local businesses to prevent and strictly handle violations, fight fake products and goods infringing intellectual property rights.
He also said the inspections would contribute to protecte the legitimate rights of manufacturers and consumers. — VNS