VINASTAS, the Vietnam Standard and consumers association, is a not-for-profit non government organisation working at the national level which was founded in1988.
Its mission is twofold:
- To promote standardisation and product safety.
- To improve consumer protection in Vietnam.
28 province and city based consumer associations are members of VINASTAS.
Its main activities are contributing to national legislation and policies, consumer information, publishing (‘The Consumer’), handling individual consumer complaints and campaigning for consumers in areas such as competition, fair trade, anti fake goods, tobacco control, energy saving and so on.