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Penalise imported goods without labels as per customs regulations

10:15 | 14/02/2020

VCN- The General Department of Vietnam Customs has asked provincial and municipal customs departments to penalise imported goods without labels as per customs regulations in handling for imported goods infringing on labels.  

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Customs officers of Huu Nghi Customs Department conducted physical inspection for goods at border gate. Photo: H.N

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, over the last time, some local customs units found problems related to sanctions on imported goods without labels or labels to be inconsistent with regulations.

Accordingly, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said if imported goods without labels as prescribed by law, Customs shall base on the provisions of Clause 7, Article 14 of Government Decree 127/2013/ND-CP regulating penalties for administrative violations and the enforcement of administrative decisions pertaining to customs control that is amended and supplemented in Decree 45/2016/ ND-CP.

At the same time, Customs shall apply remedies specified at Point b, Clause 12, Article 14 of Decree 127/2013/ND-CP amended and supplemented in Decree 45/2016/ ND-CP, and force to bring goods out of Vietnam or re-export goods within 30 days of the date of receiving a sanctioning decision.

If imported goods labels do not contain all required contents as prescribed in Decree 43/2017/ND-CP, Customs shall base on provisions on Point a, Clause 1, Clause 2, Article 31, Article 37 and Clause 4 Article 42 of Government Decree 119/2017/NĐ-CP on penalties for administrative violations against regulations on standards, measurement and quality of goods.

By Dao le/Ngoc Loan