The Ho Chi Minh City Market Management Agency Thursday raided Ben Thanh Market, a popular tourist shopping place in the downtown area, and found a large number of counterfeit and smuggled products.
They seized more than 2,000 products without invoices, including many knockoffs of well-known watch brands like Rolex, Omega and Casio.
Some stalls, including those selling watches, eyeglasses and bags, had all their products seized after the owners were unable to produce papers for their origin.
The market watchdog said many stall owners had signed commitments not to sell products with unclear origins.
The market management washed its hands off the issue saying it is not authorized to check the origin of the products.
The Market Management Agency is considering measures against the violators.