Hanoi authorities inspect a shoe company owned by Thanh Duyen in Cau Giay district on June 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of Hanoi Market Management Department
Authorities confiscated more than 5,000 counterfeit Adidas and Nike products sold online following a crackdown on local businesses.
Officials from the Market Surveillance Department and other agencies raided a shoe company owned by Thanh Duyen on Tran Cung Street in Cau Giay District on Monday.
They found shoes, socks and shoe liners in plastic bags or cardboard boxes with the Adidas or Nike tag on the top.
Duyen admitted to buying shoes made in Vietnam and other countries without invoices or documents proving their origin, and only sold them on Zalo, the popular Vietnamese chat and e-commerce app.
She was selling fake Adidas Stan Smith shoes for 150,000 VND ($ 6.5) while an original pair costs VND 2.3 million ($ 99.1) for a real pair.
She also does not have a business registration for her store.
Hanoi Market Management Department said that business activities on Zalo and multi-channel e-commerce sites are growing and some people are taking advantage to sell counterfeit branded products.