The Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Rome, citing the latest information from the Vietnam Trade Office in Italy, said that on March 10, the Italian financial police made a decision to keep at the port 4 containers of cashews that were transported to the Genoa port of this country.
This is an encouraging result that other companies whose cashew nut containers continue to be shipped to Italian ports in the coming days can learn.
To continue handling the case of 100 containers of cashews exported to Italy, on March 10, the Vietnam Trade Office delegation in Italy went to Napoli city, more than 200km from Rome to work with the honorary consul of Vietnam in Napoli, Mr. Silvio Vecchione, and many southern regional authorities such as the port of Naples, the military police, the tax as well as banks and DHL (express delivery service) - the main transit points for 36 sets of certificates from the root that Vietnamese companies lost control.
Trade Office of the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy worked with the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Naples. (Photo: VNA)
The signs of fraud become clearer when there are banks that receive sets of documents that are just copies or blank papers sent to people who do not have an account at that bank.
Sharing with the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Rome, Vietnam's Trade Counselor in Italy Nguyen Duc Thanh said: "Up to now, we have information, for example, some participants signed and implemented these contracts. . Among those people, there is a person in this photo from Naples who took a set of documents from a Vietnamese business and bragged that I got the original documents, although I have not paid any money, but still let me pick it up, then 5 days and 10 days later I'll pay."
According to Counselor Nguyen Duc Thanh, currently there are only 36 sets of lost documents that Vietnamese companies have not yet recovered. Out of the original 100 sets of documents, the companies kept more than 50 sets of documents, reclaiming many more sets of documents that DHL itself sent back to Vietnam.
Most importantly, the first 4 containers arriving at the port of Genoa were decided by the Italian financial police to keep the port thanks to timely information from businesses related to the case, the involvement of lawyers and support. of the Embassy, Trade Office of Vietnam in Italy, Honorary Consulate in Naples. The whole Italian port system was alerted to this incident.
Regarding the future direction, Counselor Nguyen Duc Thanh said: "The lawyers will work with the Italian authorities to see how they can return the goods to the Vietnamese side, or let the Vietnamese side sell to other businesses. from Italy or sold to other countries. We will have to work hard so that shipments that are in port when transshipped somewhere can be returned to Vietnam. And if the containers that are on their way to Italy cannot come back, then we must deal with them as soon as they arrive at the ports to avoid the related losses if the goods are stuck in Italy for a long time."
Bank of Italy is not involved in the suspected fraud of 100 containers of cashews exported to Italy
On the same day, the Vietnam Trade Office and VNA reporters residing in Italy had a business trip to Naples to continue to find out and verify information related to the suspected fraud of 100 containers of cashew nuts exported to Italy. Italy.
With the coordination of Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Naples, Mr. Silvio Vecchione, the delegation had a working session with Banca di Credito Popolare bank in Naples.
Trade Office of Vietnam Embassy and Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Italy work with Banca di Credito Popolare bank in Napoli
At the meeting, Vietnamese Trade Counselor Nguyen Duc Thanh asked the bank to coordinate with the Vietnamese Embassy and Trade Office in Italy to clarify information related to Italian partners in the suspected fraud case. Large-scale island of 100 containers of cashews exported to Italy.
During the meeting, a representative of Banca Di Credito Popolare Bank said that they were completely surprised when they received 9 envelopes in turn, including 7 envelopes sent directly from Vietnamese banks via DHL courier) and two other envelopes from another bank in Italy, which contained only photocopies of documents or only blank paper.
The bank decided to record the process of opening the envelopes, along with the documents inside, and show the video to the Vietnamese delegation. A representative of Banca Di Credito Popolare Bank also stated that the incident has been alerted to the entire Italian banking system.
Authorized by the Vietnam Trade Office in Italy, the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Naples made a fraudulent denunciation about 100 containers of cashews exported to Italy and sent to the police in Naples.
Talking to the VNA reporter, the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Naples, Mr. Vecchione said that right after receiving information from the Vietnamese Embassy in Rome about the case related to 100 containers of cashew exports to Italy, Mr. immediately coordinated with relevant channels and authorities to find specific solutions to support Vietnamese businesses.
From the incident, Mr. Silvio said that Vietnamese businesses when working with Italian businesses need to go through the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy, the trade agency, and the honorary consulate of Vietnam in Italy to find out more information. information about partners, ensuring maximum safety for transactions between Vietnamese enterprises and Italian enterprises.
Mr. Silvio affirmed that the Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Naples is always ready to support Vietnamese businesses "who want to learn and work with partners in Italy."
In the coming time, the Embassy and Trade Office of Vietnam in Italy will continue to make efforts to support domestic businesses to solve this case.