Vietnam – Markets blacklisted for selling counterfeit goods

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office has blacklisted Vietnam’s well-known markets in its 2020 review, for reasons of counterfeiting goods. Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi and Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City have been named on the USTR blacklist.

Markets blacklisted for selling counterfeit goods


Blatant counterfeiting
Ben Thanh Market, Dong Xuan Market and the e-commerce platform Shopee are on the USTR blacklist for selling counterfeited goods of unknown origin. For many years now, e-commerce platforms and online shops in Vietnam have long been criticized for selling counterfeited goods and pirated brand names. An online shopper looking to buy a Rolex watch on e-commerce platform Shopee can choose from many suppliers of the world-famous Swiss brand. Prices could range from just VND 250,000 to about VND 2 mn for a watch. It has never been so simple and easy to buy products of famous brands.
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Bảy thập kỷ tự hủy diệt của Sears – hãng bán lẻ lớn nhất một thời ở Hoa Kỳ.

English: Sears’ Seven Decades of Self-Destruction

Sears, Roebuck andCompany, được biết đến với cái tên thông thường là Sears, là một chuỗi các cửa hàng bách hóa thành lập bởi Richard Warren Sears và Alvah Curtis Roebuck năm 1893. Trước đây có trụ sở tại Tháp Sears ở Chicago và hiện có trụ sở tại Hoffman Estates, Năm 2005, công ty được mua bởi ban quản lý của chuỗi cửa hàng lớn Kmart, công ty đã thành lập Sears Holdings sau khi hoàn thành việc sáp nhập.

Sears là nhà bán lẻ lớn nhất ở Hoa Kỳ cho đến năm 1990, khi Walmart vượt qua Sears. Năm 2018, Sears là nhà bán lẻ lớn thứ 31 tại Hoa Kỳ. Sau nhiều năm doanh số giảm, công ty mẹ của Sears đã nộp đơn xin phá sảntheo Chương 11 luật phá sản vào ngày 15 tháng 10 năm 2018.

SIGN OF THE TIMES: A closed Sears location in Nanuet, N.Y., in January. Hồ sơ phá sản Sears hồi năm ngoái đã gây ra cơn lũ chỉ trích các nhà lãnh đạo hiện tại của hãng. Nhưng những vấn đề đã hạ bệ cựu danh thủ trong top 500 công ty lớn nhất Hoa Kỳ – Fortune 500- phải tính trở lại từ thời kỳ Eisenhower. Đây là những gì các nhà lãnh đạo có thể học được từ sự sụp đổ từ từ của một biểu tượng Tiếp tục đọc “Bảy thập kỷ tự hủy diệt của Sears – hãng bán lẻ lớn nhất một thời ở Hoa Kỳ.”

Càng mua hàng online, càng làm hại môi trường?

BY TỊNH ANH  – 14.08.2019, 16:58
TTCT – Mua sắm qua mạng trước giờ vẫn được cho là giúp bảo vệ môi trường. Nhưng khi thương mại điện tử bùng nổ, những yếu tố từng là ưu điểm trong việc giảm ô nhiễm lại phản tác dụng.
Càng mua hàng online, càng làm hại môi trường?
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Khi bàn đến tác động xấu của thương mại điện tử (TMĐT) tới môi trường, ta thường nghĩ ngay đến khâu giao hàng vì liên quan đến xe cộ chạy trên đường và khí thải. Tiếp tục đọc “Càng mua hàng online, càng làm hại môi trường?”

Local shrimp farmers to operate on trading floor

Last update 07:40 | 06/04/2019 vietnamnet

Local shrimp farmers in the Mekong Delta region and across the country will be able to sell their shrimp products on a trading floor in the coming period.

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Representatives of Cuu Long Investment and Technology JSC and participants pose for a group photo at a ceremony to launch a shrimp trading floor in Can Tho on April 5

A ceremony to launch the trading floor was held today, April 5, in Can Tho City.

Addressing the ceremony, Nguyen Manh Trieu, vice chairman of the board of directors at Cuu Long Investment and Technology JSC, which operates the trading floor, said that the trading floor is a website on which shrimp farmers, processing plant operators and buyers can conduct shrimp trading activities. Tiếp tục đọc “Local shrimp farmers to operate on trading floor”

Tiki continues taking losses, e-commerce firms ‘burning’ money

Last update 12:00 | 31/05/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – Despite big losses, e-commerce firms area still continue to pump money into e-commerce websites. It’s still unclear when the tough days will end.

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Tiki continues taking loss

The annual finance report of VNG showed that Tiki, its e-commerce website, incurred a loss of VND282 billion in 2017. If counting the loss of VND40 billion in 2016, the total loss in the last two years had reached VND322 billion.

Tiki, together with Lazada and Shopee, is among the websites which have a large share in the e-commerce market. Tiếp tục đọc “Tiki continues taking losses, e-commerce firms ‘burning’ money”

Succeeding in China’s $9.4 T E-commerce Market: Why Culture and Context Matters

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China’s cross-border e-commerce has been growing in recent years in terms of both volume and value. With increasingly sophisticated customers who have rapidly evolving expectations, Asia’s largest economy is expected to become the world’s largest e-commerce market by 2020, with e-commerce transactions expected to reach almost 50 trillion yuan, or approximately C$9.4 trillion.

This report is intended for Canadian firms contemplating expansion into e-commerce in China. In addition to providing an overview and statistics, as well as primary data insights into key challenges and considerations, the report also offers two case studies to provide further insights into this explosive sector in China.

Read our infographic summary of the report below, or click the download button to read the full text.
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‘Zero dong’ tours break out again in Quang Ninh

Last update 16:00 | 13/12/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – After a period of inactivity, zero-dong tours are bouncing back in Quang Ninh province and affecting the local tourism industry.

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After a period of inactivity, zero-dong tours are bouncing back

Thousands of Chinese travelers were seen entering Vietnam across the border gate recently on one day in early December. Most of them were middle aged.

Within one hour, 20 buses carrying passengers were seen travelling from the border gate to Thuong Truong Phuong Dong, a shop nearby. Tiếp tục đọc “‘Zero dong’ tours break out again in Quang Ninh”

E-commerce: narrow door for Vietnamese businesses

Last update 12:00 | 05/12/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign retail e-commerce businesses operating under the marketplace mode are increasingly dominating Vietnamese businesses in the market.

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                       Vietnam’s e-commerce growth rate forecast to double by 2020

As in previous years, Lazada Vietnam was the first online shopping website to start the year-end shopping season. It offered sharp price discount rates for 15,000 products in a sale promotion campaign on November 9-11. All the orders with weight of less than 6 kilograms were delivered free of charge on those days. Tiếp tục đọc “E-commerce: narrow door for Vietnamese businesses”

Shipping falls behind booming online shopping in Vietnam

Goods can easily be purchased online but their delivery is not as reliable

By Tuoi Tre News

December 4, 2017, 17:17 GMT+7

Shipping falls behind booming online shopping in Vietnam
A shipper meets his customer in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

While online shopping platforms extend themselves to ensure they have adequate infrastructure to meet rising demand by Vietnamese consumers, they are still failing to satisfy when it comes to shipping, which is mostly done by third parties. Tiếp tục đọc “Shipping falls behind booming online shopping in Vietnam”

Vietnam is gold mine for int’l express delivery firms

Last update 08:00 | 23/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – As Vietnamese favor foreign-made products and are willing to pay more for products they like, international express delivery firms see Vietnam as a fertile land for their business.


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The rapid increase in imports/exports has also helped the development of logistics companies. A GDC (General Department of Customs) report shows that import/export turnover in the first eight months of the year reached $270.91 billion, an increase of 20.9 percent over the same period last year. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam is gold mine for int’l express delivery firms”

As online sales boom, fast-delivery services thrive

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Last update 12:00 | 01/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Many businesses, from startups to big express delivery firms, have jumped into the market of fast delivery services for online shops.vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, delivery, Grab, e-commerce

Giving up a job as a technical official for a television company in HCMC, Tran Tue Man decided to provide a delivery service.

Man is optimistic about the new business after six months of operation. The business he set up has been recruiting new workers as the business is scaling up.

“The fast delivery service market has become very competitive, but it is still a ‘blue ocean’ with great potential,” the founder of ‘Giao hang gia re’ (low-cost delivery) said.

“Many online shops have arisen,” he explained, adding that the number of orders his business receives has increased by 30-50 percent a month.

However, he said 30-50 percent is still a modest growth rate. “If my sale and marketing team expands, a 100-300 percent growth rate will be within reach,” he said.

Many businesses, from startups to big express delivery firms, have jumped into the market of fast delivery services for online shops.

Man said his company plans to launch an app of its own in September. To compete with other delivery services, his company also is providing package services, such as marketing for online shops.

Man’s startup project is one of several delivery service firms which have been booming in the last three years. Tiếp tục đọc “As online sales boom, fast-delivery services thrive”

Online sales finally begin to bear fruit

Last update 08:00 | 16/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Retailers’ great efforts to develop online sales have been rewarded with initial success. 

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The Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) estimates that with a growth rate of 30-50 percent per annum, Vietnam’s e-commerce market value may reach $10 billion after five years.

Tran Kinh Doanh, CEO of The Gioi Di Dong, which owns The Gioi Di Dong, a mobile distribution chain, Dien May Xanh and Bach Hoa Xanh, the home appliance chains, and vuivui.com, an e-commerce trading floor, said online sales are developing rapidly. In 2015, online sales brought VND1.65 trillion in revenue, an increase of 94 percent over the year before (VND925 billion). Tiếp tục đọc “Online sales finally begin to bear fruit”

Vietnam’s online market: Some shut down, others pocket big money

Last update 10:00 | 19/01/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Many e-commerce floors have opened to great fanfare, while others have shut down quietly.vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, vn news, Lingo, e-commerce, Vecita

The online retail market is considered very attractive with 9 out of 10 Vietnamese consumers having smartphones as shown by a Nielsen report.

Meanwhile, Trang Bui from JLL Vietnam commented that the number of credit card holders is increasing, which is a factor that will change consumer behavior.

However, despite the attractive factors, many online retailers still fail. In August, Lingo.vn suddenly shut down without any notice in advance. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s online market: Some shut down, others pocket big money”

Cộng đồng start-up lo thành tội phạm vì luật mới

Thứ bảy, 18/6/2016 | 10:19 GMT+7 VNExpress

Việc nêu tên một số dịch vụ liên quan đến nhiều start-up hiện nay trong Bộ Luật hình sự khiến cộng đồng khởi nghiệp lo lắng về khả năng vi phạm pháp luật, song cũng có ý kiến chuyên gia cho rằng cần có cách hiểu chính xác về quy định trên.

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