Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC to crack down on trade frauds, protect consumer rights

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Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday affirmed that the city will crack down on illegal acts especially those directly affected consumers’ rights.

A view of the conference (Photo: SGGP)

A view of the conference (Photo: SGGP)

He was speaking at a conference on socioeconomic conditions during the first ten months of 2017 hosted by the committee, requiring the Department of Industry and Trade to report Khaisilk case.
Director of the department Pham Thanh Kien said that Khaisilk Group now has three stores in HCMC. They all have been shut down for inspection.
Implementing the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s requirement, HCMC’s authorized agencies have been inspecting trading activities of the group in the city.
The agencies will crack down on violations and report to the city People’s Committee in the upcoming time, said Mr. Kien.
A store of Khaisilk Group in Hanoi was found selling Chinese scarfs under Vietnamese labels. The public has raised objection against the mislabeling, believing that the group has cheated customers by importing Chinese products to sell at high prices with the brand of ‘made in Vietnam’.

By KIEU PHONG, KY LAM – Translated by Hai Mien

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