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Customs strengthen anti-counterfeiting in the health field

14:48 | 03/03/2017

VCN – The General Department of Customs directed Customs Departments of provinces and cities and units: the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department, Risk Management Department, Post-Clearance Audit Department, General Department Office, Inspectorate Department and Customs Newspaper to strengthen the fight against smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeiting in the medical field.

customs strengthen anti counterfeiting in the health field
Smuggled supplement diatery were seized by Quang Ninh Customs force. Photo: Quang Hùng

The General Department of Customs requested the units to thoroughly and strictly implement Document No. 90 of National Steering Committee 389 and dispatch 134 of the General Department of Customs about launching the attack combating smuggling, manufacturing counterfeit pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and functional foods.

In key areas, Customs forces will promote professional activities to strengthen inspection and control of food additives, food coloring, enhancers for food processing, chemical food preservatives, substances banned in food processing; fruit, beverages, functional foods; pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics, and strictly handle violations.

The unit focuses on: License quality standards, food safety, origin, trademarks, and brands, to timely inspection and control; detect obstacles and shortcomings of policies in the field of State management on health and propose amendments, additions and timely corrective action.

By Quang Hùng/Thanh Thuy