The introducion of the code followed a violent turf war between Cambodian and Thai vendors in February that led to several men being injured and arrests.
The meeting yesterday, chaired by Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak, heard that 400 vendors were currently registered to sell on Phuket's popular Kata and Karon beaches.
Karon-Kata councillor Anurak Yamklam told the meeting that permits needed to be constantly checked. Many of the illegal vendors who frequented the beaches took in 3000 baht a day in high season, so they were content to pay a 500 baht and return to selling.
Local village head Aroonsri Kinma said she believed local authorities were paid off by some of the vendors, so controlling the issue was difficult.
Among the code points highlighted yesterday: legal immigrants cannot sell on Phuket's beaches; council officers have to follow the law to keep the issue controlled; the only people allowed to sell on the beaches were the 400 registered Thai vendors; council plans to meet all 400 vendors to make sure they followed the rules.
It was agreed there would be another meeting on June 10 to assess what progress had been made.