Hà Nội People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung has issued a document urging relevant agencies to focus on their work and avoid indulgence in post-Tết (Lunar New Year) festivities.
The Mekong Delta Province of An Giang will set up security cameras at smuggling hot spots, Lê Văn Nưng, head of the provincial People’s Committee announced on Thursday.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on Thursday urged market surveillance forces to step up the fight against smuggling, trade fraud and fake commodities.
Policies relating to smuggled tobacco, bank cards, child care and teachers’ probationary periods are set to take effect this month.
Tobacco smuggling is increasing in the southwestern border region to meet high demand for the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year) festival, Vietnam News Agency reported.
More than 16,600 cases of smuggling and trade fraud have been uncovered this year, up 10 per cent against last year, the General Department of Việt Nam Customs reported.
Prevention of smuggling of goods across the country’s borders is becoming more difficult as the New Year season approaches, according to border authorities.