Lazada asked to remove stores selling fake books
admin 6-10-2020, 12:09


The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has just asked the Alibaba-owned online marketplace Lazada to remove some online stores that are selling fake books.


Lazada asked to remove stores selling fake books


The Ministry of Industry and Trade has just asked the Alibaba-owned online marketplace Lazada to remove some online stores that are selling fake books.



The request was made following a conclusion from the Ministry of Information and Communications and complaints from the Ho Chi Minh City-based Tri Viet Publishing House about many ‘fake versions’ of its books with poor quality and errors being sold on website Lazada.vn.



MoIT has asked the Recess Company who is operating the website Lazada.vn to investigate and remove all online stores which are selling counterfeit books on its platform.


“Recess Company has so far removed eight stores including An Binh, Cao Bang, Hanoi Moi, Khai Tam, Tam An, Thanh Binh, Anh Dung, and Sachngophuong,” MoIT said, adding that more stores are being investigated.


Earlier on September 4 Tri Viet Publishing House, registered as First News Co. Ltd, submitted to the People’s Court of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City a copyright lawsuit against Lazada for the latter’s failure to handle vendors selling counterfeit books on its platform.


According to the publishing house, many ‘fake versions’ of its books with poor quality and errors have been sold on Lazada since the beginning of 2019.


First News added the company had repeatedly sent official letters to Lazada and organised public events to ask the e-commerce firm to review and handle the sale of fake books on its platform, but the situation has not been remedied.

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