The system will accelerate the connection and information exchange between the agency and businesses.
Vietnam National Single Window (NSW), which allows trade and transport-related businesses to declare information and submit documents in standardised forms to complete all legal requirements concerning import, export and transit, has established the connections among 11 ministries and State agencies. Nearly one million dossiers lodged by more than 19,200 enterprises have been processed via the system as of the end of February.
|The automated customs system is expected come into operation at all seaports and airports by the end of the third quarter of 2018. (Photo baohaiquan.vn)
After being piloted at seaports in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong and HCM City, the NSW will be widely implemented at airports in localities.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade collaborated with the department in connecting the certificates of ASEAN goods origin (C/O form D) and information on ASEAN customs declaration (ACDD) with four other ASEAN member nations including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
The draft decree of issues related to NSW and ASEAN Single Window (ASW) will be completed and proposed to the Ministry of Justice by the General Department of Customs.
Le Duc Thanh, deputy head of Department of Information Technology and Customs Statistics, said the automated customs system will be operated at all seaports and airports in 11 provinces and cities including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, HCM City, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa and Can Tho. Based on the evaluations of efficiency conducted by provincial and city customs departments, the system will establish connections for information exchange among the State agencies and about 180 enterprises.
In December 2017, the automated customs system was first run in the northern port city of Hai Phong by the Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Customs. With some 1.3 million declarations a year in the city, total clearance time was reduced by 40,000 hours thanks to the new system.