Hanoi Customs ensures quick customs clearance of goods during Lunar New Year

VCN – The volume of imported goods has risen during the Lunar New Year period to meet the people’s needs, units under Hanoi Customs Department have actively implemented solutions to facilitate customs clearance, especially at Noi Bai International Airport Customs Branch.
Hanoi Customs accompanies businesses during pandemic Hanoi Customs accompanies businesses during pandemic
Hanoi Customs seize huge amounts of contraband Hanoi Customs seize huge amounts of contraband
Hanoi in charge of nine customs procedures Hanoi in charge of nine customs procedures
Customs officers of Noi Bai International Airport Customs Branch at office. Photo: N.Linh
Customs officers of Noi Bai International Airport Customs Branch at office. Photo: N.Linh

Deputy Director of Noi Bai International Airport Customs Branch Tran Hoai Nam said the volume of imported and exported goods through Noi Bai international airport every Lunar New Year usually soars by 20-30% compared to weekdays. To ensure customs clearance of businesses during the Tet holiday, the leader of the branch has asked customs officers to work with urgency and promptly report problems to have a timely solution.

In 2021, Hanoi Customs Department processed 1.4 million customs declarations, rising 10.8% year-on-year. Total trade turnover rose 31.4% year-on-year. In December 2021 alone, the department processed 134,915 declarations and earned nearly US$8.5 billion in trade

The branch has set up a team to deal with customs clearance problems during the Tet holiday and arranged customs officers to work 24 hours, seven days a wekk, including holidays, to clear and release goods for businesses.

“The branch has requested customs officers in each unit to do all work up to the end of working time. Only when there are no customers, the working time finishes.

“For under-processing shipments, they are required to be handled the same day to avoid extra storage costs for businesses," said Mr. Nam.

In addition, Mr. Tran Hoai Nam said the increased volume of goods has also posed risks of smuggling, trade fraud, and illegal transportation of contraband goods. Therefore, the branch developed a plan to fight smuggling, trade fraud, and illegal cross-border transportation of banned goods before, during and after the Lunar New Year. The branch assigned the Customs Enforcement Team to regularly patrol and supervise hot spots in the Noi Bai international airport area to prevent acts of fraud.

Furthermore, the branch regularly requests the customs supervision unit, based on information on the Customs Cargo Advance Screening System to identify suspicious signs and work with the inspection units, and strengthen the collection and analysis of information from software and risk analysis to conduct advance screening.

At the same time, the unit is also asked to strengthen coordination in patrol and control with other authorities and the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department to promptly detect violations.

Following the direction of the General Department of Customs and Hanoi Customs Department, the Northern Hanoi Customs Branch has introduced many solutions to ensure customs clearance of goods before, during and after the Lunar New Year. The head of the Northern Hanoi Customs Branch Tran Thi Lan Anh said that to help customs declarants deal with customs clearance procedures and meet the "dual goal" of anti-pandemic work and smooth import and export activities, the branch has developed some customs clearance measures during the peak period of Tet.

For example, the branch has implemented Circulars issued by the Ministry of Finance to solve congestion, allowing enterprises to submit electronic documents instead of paper ones for fast customs clearance such as: Circular 82/2021 dated September 30, 2021 of the Minister of Finance providing for customs supervision of imported goods in border-gate transfer for imported goods stuck or at risk of congestion at seaports where social distancing is applied according to Directive 16 dated March 31, 2020 of the Prime Minister on the implementation of urgent measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic; Circular 121/2021 dated December 24, 2021 of the Ministry of Finance providing for customs procedures for imported goods serving urgent requirements for Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control; submission of documents in customs dossiers and physical inspection of imported ad exported goods amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, following the direction of the General Department of Customs, the branch has also closely coordinated with relevant authorities in the area to conduct fast customs clearance for goods and ensure combating against smuggling, trade fraud during the traditional Tet holiday. In addition, the branch has also established a team to support and handle customs procedures for import and export goods (especially goods serving the prevention of Covid-19 such as medical supplies and equipment, new drugs, vaccines, biological tests, etc.).

Hanoi Customs actively building a smart Customs model Hanoi Customs actively building a smart Customs model

Similarly, other branches have implemented specific solutions, such as arranging customs officers to handle customs clearance procedures smoothly, set up teams to answer problems for businesses, thereby making customs clearance activities fast and convenient.

By Ngoc Linh/ Huyen Trang

Related News

Ministry of Agriculture cuts more than 80 commodity streams subject to specialized inspection

Ministry of Agriculture cuts more than 80 commodity streams subject to specialized inspection

VCN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a Table of HS codes for the list goods under the state management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the list of exported and imported goods subject to specialized inspection in the field of agriculture and rural development.
Customs always accompanies Korean businesses

Customs always accompanies Korean businesses

VCN - Before the dialogue conference between the Ministry of Finance and Korean businesses on tax and customs policies and administrative procedures in 2023-2024 taking place on February 29 in Hanoi, Customs Magazine had an interview with Ms. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa (photo), Deputy Director of the Legal Department, General Department of Customs, on the coordination and exchange of information on legal policies and support of the Customs agency with the Korean businesses that have been investing and will invest in Vietnam.
Hanoi Customs connects data to ensure customs clearance and management requirements

Hanoi Customs connects data to ensure customs clearance and management requirements

VCN - Hanoi Customs always proactively monitors and promptly handles problems of businesses, especially problems with automobile imports, stopping goods passing through surveillance and screening areas.
Lang Son: Border gates and customs clearance of goods return to normal

Lang Son: Border gates and customs clearance of goods return to normal

VCN - On the morning of February 18, at border gates in Lang Son province, customs clearance activities were officially carried out normally after Giap Thin 2024 Lunar New Year holiday.

Latest News

HCM Customs strives to achieve high revenue target in 2024

HCM Customs strives to achieve high revenue target in 2024

VCN – The volume of imports and exports cleared across HCM City Port in the first month of the year has improved, helping state revenue increase. HCM City Customs Department expects to achieve high revenue in 2024.
Hai Phong Customs: Three key contents in Customs-Business partnership

Hai Phong Customs: Three key contents in Customs-Business partnership

VCN - Hai Phong Customs Department has just issued a Plan for Customs-Business partnership and stakeholder development.
Ha Nam Ninh Customs sets five goals for quality policy 2024

Ha Nam Ninh Customs sets five goals for quality policy 2024

VCN - With the motto: "Solidarity - Discipline - Creativity - Integrity - Professionalism - Modernity", Ha Nam Ninh Customs Department sets 5 goals to implement quality policy in task performance.
Quang Ninh Customs: Many activities to develop Customs-Business partnership

Quang Ninh Customs: Many activities to develop Customs-Business partnership

VCN - Developing the Customs-Enterprises (DN) partnership continues to be identified by the Quang Ninh Customs Department as one of the key tasks to be implemented in 2024.

More News

General Department of Vietnam Customs listens and answers problems for FDI enterprises

General Department of Vietnam Customs listens and answers problems for FDI enterprises

VCN - On February 28, General Department of Vietnam Customs held a regular meeting with the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Alliance.
The Customs sector implements 8 key tasks following Directive No. 06

The Customs sector implements 8 key tasks following Directive No. 06

VCN - Under Directive No. 06/CT-TTg dated February 15, 2024 of the Prime Minister on urging the implementation of key tasks after Tet holiday 2024, General Department of Vietnam Customs requested the head of affiliated units to deploy 8 key tasks to complete assigned tasks.
An Giang Customs focuses on facilitating and controlling specialized exports

An Giang Customs focuses on facilitating and controlling specialized exports

VCN – In charging the management area with a length of border line is nearly 100km and processing many specialized imports and exports, An Giang Customs Department has deployed many solutions to facilitate and control these items.
Customs strives to expand utilities in e-tax payment

Customs strives to expand utilities in e-tax payment

VCN - To expand state budget payment methods to increase utilities in e-tax payment, the General Department of Customs has developed and collected comments on the draft Circular guiding electronic transactions in guaranty of revenue of tax, late payment interests, fine, fees, charges and other revenues for imports and exports, transited goods, vehicles on entry, exit and in transit.
Bac Ninh Customs focuses on developing Customs-Business Partnership

Bac Ninh Customs focuses on developing Customs-Business Partnership

VCN – In the first days of Lunar New Year 2024, the working team of Bac Ninh Customs Department has a working session to share and remove difficulties for enterprises, further improving customs control in the locality as well as developing Customs-Business Partnership.
Thai Nguyen Customs promotes investment attraction to the province

Thai Nguyen Customs promotes investment attraction to the province

VCN - After three years of putting the first factory into operation in 2021 in Yen Binh Industrial Park, Thai Nguyen, Trina Solar Group has just been granted an Investment Registration Certificate for a new factory in Thai Nguyen province to increase the total investment poured into the locality to about US$ 1 billion.
Ha Tinh Customs: State revenue collection increase 25.15%

Ha Tinh Customs: State revenue collection increase 25.15%

VCN - The vibrant import-export activities from seaports to roads in Ha Tinh province have helped the revenue collection of Ha Tinh Customs Department prosper. Statistics from January 1 to February 15 show that revenue collection of the entire Department increased by 25.15% compared to the same period in 2023.
Customs-Business partnership focuses on digital transformation

Customs-Business partnership focuses on digital transformation

VCN - In order to support the business community in grasping and understanding customs regulations and coordinating with the Customs, the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) has issued a plan for development of partnership between customs and businesses and stakeholders in 2024. Customs Magazine has an interview with Mr. Pham Xuan Truong - Head of Customs Procedures Reform Division (Customs Reform and Modernization Board) about the matter.
116 customs branches have import and export declarations during Lunar New Year

116 customs branches have import and export declarations during Lunar New Year

VCN - Statistical data of the General Department of Customs records that during the Lunar New Year holiday of Dragon in 2024 (from February 8-14, 2024), there were nearly 10 thousand import and export declarations of goods registered with the Customs agency.
Read More

Your care

Latest Most read
HCM Customs strives to achieve high revenue target in 2024

HCM Customs strives to achieve high revenue target in 2024

VCN - As recorded by Customs News, the volume of imports and exports across major seaports in HCM City in the first month of 2024 has improved compared to previous times, especially export goods.
Ministry of Agriculture cuts more than 80 commodity streams subject to specialized inspection

Ministry of Agriculture cuts more than 80 commodity streams subject to specialized inspection

VCN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a Table of HS codes for the list goods under the state management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the list of exported and imported goods subject to specialized in
Hai Phong Customs: Three key contents in Customs-Business partnership

Hai Phong Customs: Three key contents in Customs-Business partnership

Hai Phong Customs Department has just issued a Plan for Customs-Business partnership and stakeholder development.
Ha Nam Ninh Customs sets five goals for quality policy 2024

Ha Nam Ninh Customs sets five goals for quality policy 2024

With the motto: "Solidarity - Discipline - Creativity - Integrity - Professionalism - Modernity", Ha Nam Ninh Customs Department sets 5 goals to implement quality policy in task performance.
Quang Ninh Customs: Many activities to develop Customs-Business partnership

Quang Ninh Customs: Many activities to develop Customs-Business partnership

VCN - In 2024, the development of Customs-Enterprise partnership has been selected by Quang Ninh Customs Department as one of the key tasks to be implemented in the 2024 Key Work Program; Plan for Reform, Development and Modernization of Quang Ninh Custom
Mobile Version