The total retail sales of goods and service revenue in Long An province reached nearly 90,000 billion VND
In 2019, the province's trade and services still maintain stable growth. Goods are abundant and varied in design and type, meeting the needs of consumption. Many convenient stores have been put into operation to serve the shopping needs of the people such as Co.opmart supermarket chain, Bach hoa xanh stores, Vinmart +, SanHàFoodstore, etc. Trade promotion and market expansion are focused on implementation; enterprises and cooperatives actively participate in promoting the province's agricultural products into supermarkets and wholesale markets, especially Ho Chi Minh city businesses at many supply-demand connection programs to ensure the consumption and export of provincial agricultural products.
The end of 2019 and the Lunar New Year are the time when people focus on shopping to welcome Tet. Therefore, the market and commodity prices in the province are forecast to have many fluctuations due to the impact of input material prices; however, supply and demand for goods and services are relatively stable. Smuggling, trade frauds, counterfeit goods, intellectual property and food safety violations are complicated; their tricks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and difficult to control.
The provincial People's Committee requested functional agencies, especially the Department of Industry and Trade to coordinate with local authorities and businesses to proactively monitor and forecast the supply - demand of goods, especially essential goods in management areas to have plans to ensure the supply - demand balance and stabilize the Tet market.
At the same time, the Market Management Department had plans to strengthen inspection and control of goods in the market; strictly handle cases of trading in banned goods, smuggled goods, and goods produced by foreign countries without receipts, resolutely not permit transportation of contraband goods to inland for consumption./.