VCN – As of July 15, Hai Phong Customs handled 1,981 customs offenses.
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Of which, one case was related to smuggling, seven cases were related to intellectual property infringement and 1,973 cases were administrative violations.
On June 22, 1st Zone Hai Phong Sea Port Customs Branch coordinated Environmental Police Department (under Hai Phong Police) inspected a shipment with suspicious signs of Company T at Tan Vu Port.
The competent agency detected used PP plastic scraps that are not eligible for import; used PE plastic scrap is eligible for import.
The total quantity of seized infringing goods was 187.05 tons valued at VND300 million.
According to Customs, the company imported scrap without a permit in accordance with the law. The case file was transferred to the Customs Enforcement Team (Hai Phong Customs Department) to identify the violation.
On June 30, the branch inspected a suspected shipment imported by M company.
The infringing goods included toy guns, bows and arrows that are banned from trade in Vietnam.
The quantity of infringing goods included 1,568 sets worth about VND126 million. The company imported goods banned from import. The case has been transferred to the Customs Control Team for investigation.
Hai Phong Customs Department said that the number of recent arrests showed that the smuggling, trade fraud and illegal cross-border transportation have taken place with sophisticated methods and tricks.
Smugglers often do not declare or falsely declare the quantity of goods; do not declare the goods origin and transportation route; hide infringing goods in shipments to outsmart detection by the competent forces; or import goods that do not meet the requirements of standards.
By Thai Binh/Ngoc Loan