Fake Hermes, Burberry products on the rise in HCMC

By Thi Ha   April 25, 2023 | 09:15 pm PT
Fake Hermes, Burberry products on the rise in HCMC
Market authorities inspect the Trang Nemo store in HCMC for counterfeit goods in December 2022. Photo courtesy of HCMC’s Market Surveillance Department
The incidence of smuggling and selling counterfeit goods has doubled in HCMC this year, with authorities seizing goods worth billions of dong (VND1 billion = $42,580).

The Market Surveillance Department has carried out 12,000 raids, 60% fewer than in the same period last year, but found nearly double the number of violations.

They have imposed fines and seized goods worth VND23 billion ($979,240), representing a 151% increase.

The seized items include household appliances, children's toys, supplements, helmets, food, and others.

The department also seized 12,321 counterfeit clothing items, shoes, handbags, wallets, watches, and phone accessories of brands like Rolex, Hublot, Hermes, Burberry, Dior, and Apple.

The department said increasingly sophisticated methods are being used, making it difficult for authorities to discover and crack down on violations.

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