December 8, 2023: Seminar " combating smuggled goods, counterfeit goods and goods infringing intellectual property rights - Protecting corporate brand

VCN – A seminar with the theme "Combating smuggled goods, counterfeit goods, goods infringing intellectual property - Protecting corporate brands" will be held by the Customs Magazine on December 8, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Lang Son: Strictly handle acts of smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods Lang Son: Strictly handle acts of smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods
Ho Chi Minh City: Blocking smuggled and counterfeit goods at the end of the year Ho Chi Minh City: Blocking smuggled and counterfeit goods at the end of the year
The seminar will take place on the morning of December 8, 2023 at the Hall of the General Department of Customs in Ho Chi Minh City.
The seminar will take place on the morning of December 8, 2023 at the Hall of the General Department of Customs in Ho Chi Minh City.

Smuggling, counterfeiting and intellectual property right infringementacross the country are still complicated. Key subjects are enterprises engaging in import and export activities according to the type of export processing; enterprises operating in import and export activities according to temporary import for re-export, transit, and trading in goods that directly affect human health; organizations and individuals regularly import non-commercial goods through air routes, express delivery, and import goods for business through land border gates and seaports.

Key products are goods that directly affect consumer rights such as: cigarettes, alcohol, consumer goods, food, supplementary foods, medicine; fake fashion items of famous brands such as clothes, shoes, bags, wallets, suitcases, watches; grocery items, electricity, electronics, household appliances, machinery and equipment, fertilizers, pesticides.

In particular, the demand for goods for production and consumption is forecast to increase before, during and after the Lunar New Year, posing risk of smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods, goods violating intellectual property rights with sophisticated tricks, forcing the authorities to proactively take many inspection and control measures. At the same time, many local enterprises will be seriously affected by this problem, causing significant damage to their profits, reputation, and brand.

The seminar is a place for competent authorities sit together to exchange and evaluate the current situation and measures to control and prevent smuggled goods, counterfeit goods, and goods infringing intellectual property rights at the end of the year and protecting legitimate businesses.

Lang Son: Strictly handle acts of smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods Lang Son: Strictly handle acts of smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods

Participating in the seminar are speakers and guests from units under the General Department of Customs; Standing Office of the National Steering Committee 389; the Market Surveillance Directorate; Department of Intellectual Property; Representatives of leaders of local customs departments in the South; leaders of State authorities, business associations and about 100 businesses, reporters from press agencies.

By Thu Diu/ Huyen Trang

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