On June 24, Market Management Team No. 17, Market Management Department (Hanoi) presided over an inspection of a business establishment and 3 storage warehouses belonging to Mr. Drinks Vietnam.
This company has its headquarters on the 1st floor of the house V1-A03 of The Terra An Hung project, La Khe ward, Ha Dong district, Hanoi. The facility is owned by Mr. Nguyen Huu Toan.
At the time of inspection, the establishment owner was not present. Staff at the establishment presented a number of documents, including business registration papers, customs declarations and some invoices and documents of some product categories.
Goods at the establishment are mainly raw materials for beverage processing, especially milk tea processing materials such as buffalo feet; flavored syrup of black and brown sugar, powdered milk tea with royal tea brand, gongcha… and hundreds of thousands of sub-labels of goods. These are all products that are popular with young people.
According to observation, goods at the business premises and 3 warehouses are packed in cartons and blue pineapple sacks. Many boxes have been blown up, moldy, and spilled goods. Notably, in the background of the warehouses were littered with garbage and extra label paper files.
Initial information, the inspection team said that the goods here have signs of trading in smuggled goods and commercial fraud. According to Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Ha, Team Leader of Information Management Team No. 17, goods at this establishment are mainly consumed through e-commerce platforms and door-to-door delivery. The owner of this establishment many times dodged the inspection of the functional force.
“The owner of this establishment is very sophisticated in his mistakes, mixing paper and undocumented goods together, making it difficult to count and control” – Mr. Ha informed.
The captain of the Information Management Team No. 17 also said that during the complicated development of the COVID-19 epidemic, all trade activities were halted, and violations of counterfeit goods and commercial fraud also gradually decreased. However, after the epidemic was controlled, the number of violations increased, and the violation method was also much more sophisticated. In order to prevent violations, under the direct direction of the Hanoi Department of Information Management, the Information Management Team No. 17 has strengthened inspection and examination, especially for essential consumer goods.
Currently, the Team is continuing to classify products, tally goods, compare with presented invoices and documents to clarify violations. It is estimated that the number of infringing goods is up to tons of products.