VCN – The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) continues to allocate resources to make plans for the smart customs system in the third quarter of 2021.
|Customs sector urgently builds a digital and smart customs system|
|Officers of Lao Cai International Border Gate Customs Branch, Lao Cai Customs Department. Photo: Thai Binh.|
On July 8, the GDVC issued Dispatch 3435 requesting central customs departments and local customs departments to review and meet requirements on the development of the smart customs system.
Local customs departments are assigned to chair the review of operational problems such as HCM City, Hai Phong, Ha Noi and Binh Duong.
At the end of August, the Customs sector completed the review for 128 processes related to the smart customs model. The Customs Control and Supervision Department has perfected and mapped out the overall and core customs process, and reported to the GDVC’s leaders and heads of departments.
In the third quarter, the GDVC took measures to remove difficulties for enterprises amid the development of the pandemic while meeting requirements on customs supervision and control. It also held a virtual seminar titled ‘Customs accompanies businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic’ to answer many questions about customs procedures.
Besides, the GDVC has strengthened the management of imported sturgeon products; directed and guided the control of origin and intellectual property for imports and exports.
The GDVC has instructed local customs departments on the implementation of C/O form D; procedures for protecting intellectual property rights for the Luffman cigarette brand; submission of C/O scanned and electronic copies and searching of C/O form VK, KV on the system; handling problems related to goods origin when implementing the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (UKVFTA); implementation of origin inspection for imported raw cashew nuts in provinces bordering Cambodia.
The GDVC has reviewed and standardized the list of port codes and names across the country for uniform performance in different systems; added a function on the e-manifest system that allows receiving and exploiting dossiers of transport means of entry and exit at ports managed by the same customs department. It has maintained the stable operation and set up online support teams 24/7 for the Automated system for customs management at Noi Bai International Air Port and Tan Son Nhat International Air Port; launched the Advanced cargo information software for imports across the land border gate area.
The general department has guided local customs departments to allow port and warehouse operators to delay the completion of warehouses and sites after the pandemic ends.
By Ngoc Linh/Ngoc Loan