Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien has hailed efforts made by the General Department of Customs in applying e-customs to facilitate import-export activities.
The national one-door customs mechanism was officially launched at ports in five localities, namely Quang Ninh, Haiphong, Danang, HCM City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau on May 6.
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has requested the customs sector to continue reforming its structure, simplifying administrative procedures and expanding information technology application during 2015.
(VOV) -Vietnam needs to accelerate customs reform to facilitate import-export activities and improve the competitive capacity of businesses and the national economy as a whole, an international seminar heard in HCM City on August 22.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has required that the tax sector cut the time for enterprises to complete tax paperwork to under 300 hours a year by the end of 2014.
A national pilot project on e-customs was inaugurated at a ceremony in Hanoi on February 26.
Import and export firms will begin phasing in the use of digital signatures for the e-customs system this year, according to the Vietnam General Department of Customs (VGDC).
(VOV) -More than one third of Vietnamese people have access to the Internet, facilitating the e-government model in Vietnam, participants were told at a symposium in Hanoi on August 28.
As many as 60 percent of official documents and materials exchanged between state agencies will be in electronic format by 2015, according to an instruction issued by the Prime Minister on May 23.
Japan will provide US$6.58 million to support modern technology application for Vietnam’s customs sector.
Japan will further help Vietnam build its e-customs services under a project to deploy the Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS).
The General Department of Vietnam Customs will provide e-customs access for 60 percent of Vietnamese businesses by 2015.
E-customs procedures, which are much simpler than traditional ones, have attracted 1,111 exporters to fill on-line forms for overseas shipments worth US$13,645 million over the past six months.
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the General Department of Customs signed a cooperative agreement in Hanoi on March 25, with the aim of facilitating e-customs procedures.