Already reduced 4,379 backlogged containers at seaport

VCN – According to statistics of Customs sector, as of 22/3/2019, the number of backlogged containers which were declared on E-manifest as scrap, was 17,216  (a reduction of 4,379 containers compared to the previous month). Currently, the number of backlogged containers (stored over 90 days) was 9,463 containers (decreased by 5 containers compared to last month).
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Inspecting container at Cai Lan port - Quang Ninh. Photo: T.Trang

After the issuance of documents about solving difficulties (Resolution No. 09 / NQ-CP dated 3/2/2019, Document No. 1036/VPCP-TH dated 1/2/2019 and Document No. 406/TCHQ-GSQL dated 17/1/2019), backlogged goods are currently tending to decrease, due to backlogged goods which implemented customs declaration registration for processing import procedure by receivers.

Currently, the General Department of Vietnam Customs is developing a specific plan to handle in accordance with the directives of the Prime Minister in Document No. 2227/VPCP-KTTH dated 21/3/ 2019 of the Government Office.The Ministry of Finance chaired and coordinated with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to establish an interdisciplinary working group in order to handle the backlogged shipments of imported scrap at ports across the country.

It is known that in the work of specialized inspection, implementing the scheme "Solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of specialized inspection activities for import and export goods" under the Decision 2026/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister and Resolution 02/NQ-CP; Decision No. 1254/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister, the General Department of Vietnam Customs is continuing to urge the ministries and sectors to complete the report on the results of work in 2018 and the direction of implementing tasks in 2019; develop detailed plans for implementation and report to the Ministry for approval. Prepare detailed data and information (List of pre-clearance and post-clearance specialized inspection goods, standard regulations and management policies for export and import goods subject to specialized inspection) in order to work with ministries and branches.

During the work of implementing risk management via scanning container, in the first quarter of 2019, the whole sector scanned 7,839 containers (detected 121 suspected containers and 27 violated containers).

Through the work of inspection via screening, a number of large smuggling cases have been discovered: Hai Phong Customs Department seized two consecutive illegal smuggling cases (total weight: 3.1 tons of pangolin scales and ivory ) concealed in wood; arresting a shipment of Chinese general goods in which many goods are not declared as goods subject to specialized inspection (cosmetics, supplementary foods, herbal materials ...); The Customs Department of Binh Duong province detected a shipment of 17 violating containers to import goods incorrectly declared ...

By Thu Trang/Thanh Thuy

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