Large space for reforming specialized inspection

VCN – The completion and effective implementation of legal documents on specialized management and inspection of import and export goods is a key task that the General Department of Vietnam Customs will actively perform in 2023.
Reform of quality inspection and food safety inspection requires determination to change Reform of quality inspection and food safety inspection requires determination to change
Enterprise transporting goods in transit raises many questions on specialized inspection Enterprise transporting goods in transit raises many questions on specialized inspection
HCM City Customs increase revenue collection by nearly VND30 billion via customs inspection HCM City Customs increase revenue collection by nearly VND30 billion via customs inspection
Large space for reforming specialized inspection

Officers of Yen Bai Customs Branch (Ha Noi Customs Department) inspects imports and exports. Photo: Ngoc Linh

Instructing over 400 specialized inspection documents

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the specialized inspection for imports and exports has been implemented continuously, especially the reduction of items subject to pre-clearance inspection, shifting from the pre-clearance inspection to post-clearance inspection, streamlining and cutting specialized inspection procedures, attaching HS codes to the list of goods subject to specialized inspection.

Applying risk management by increasing goods exempted from inspection; exempting quality inspection for goods eligible for import three times; shifting the method of food safety inspection from strict inspection for all imported consignments to applying three methods of strict, normal and reduced inspections.

According to the Customs Control and Supervision Department, in 2022, some legal documents on specialized inspection for imports and exports have been revised towards creating favourable conditions for businesses and cutting goods subject to inspection, such as Decree No. 13/2022/ND-CP dated January 21, 2022, Circular No. 10/2022/TT-BKHCN dated July 28, 2022, which provide regulations on expanding goods subject to exemption from quality inspection, and abolish regulations on measurement inspection for imported goods and implement post-clearance audit.

The Government’s Decree No.72/2022/ND-CP dated October 4, 2022, supplements and amends some articles of the Government’s Decree 60/2014/ND-CP dated June 19, 2014, and Government’s Decree No. 25/2018/ND-CP dated February 28, 2018 revises some articles of Decree 60/2014/ND-CP dated June 19, 2014.

The import of printing equipment will only be declared with the Ministry of Information and Communications via the National Single Window.

In 2022, the department continued to focus on instructing the implementation of legal documents on specialized inspection. The department has coordinated with ministries and sectors to guide over 400 documents and reported to competent authorities to direct ministries and sectors to revise problems.

The Customs also organized two working sessions to review and change HS codes of 67 specialized lists of 14 ministries under the Vietnam Export and Import Classification Nomenclature 2022 issued together with Circular No. 31/2022/TT-BTC dated June 8, 2022, of the Minister of Finance.

The General Department of Vietnam Customs has transferred the results of the review and standardization of the specialized list to the ministries and sectors for reference and completed the promulgation. However, the Customs Control and Supervision Department said many ministries have not completed issuing and updating HS codes for goods under the list of specialized management.

According to the Department, the specialized inspection still shows some shortcomings. For example, the legal documents related to imports and exports are not unified; inspection processes still see red tape; enterprises have to move many times and contact many State agencies.

In addition, some procedures are carried out manually; some procedures have been processed online but have not been implemented comprehensively, and some countries still require the submission of paper documents. This prolongs customs clearance time, causing difficulties for businesses amid the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Notably, some commodity groups are under management by many ministries.

Effectively implementing reform policies

According to the Customs Control and Supervision Department, in 2023, the department will coordinate with ministries, sectors and relevant units to reform specialized inspection. Furthermore, the department will perfect the legal document system on customs and specialized inspection, complete and implement the draft decree on management mechanisms, methods and procedures for quality and food safety inspections for imported goods, and the information technology system to meet the requirements of implementing new models.

The department will consult on projects on the development of decrees and circulars related to the specialized inspection; urge ministries and sectors to amend and supplement legal documents related to the specialized inspection assigned by the Prime Minister in Decision 1254/QD-TTg amended in Decision 1258/QD-TTg.

The General Department of Vietnam Customs will collaborate with ministries and sectors to review and standardize the list of import-export goods subject to specialized inspection enclosed with HS codes inconsistent with the Vietnam Export and Import Classification Nomenclature; review documents that still have problems, causing prolonged time and costs; and consult the business community and relevant agencies towards the comprehensive reform of specialized inspection for import and export goods.

Many commodity groups are under the management of many ministries. For example, some imported medicinal products are managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Health, and electrical cables are under quality inspection by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

By Ngoc Linh/Ngoc Loan

Related News

More export opportunities from the Chinese market

More export opportunities from the Chinese market

VCN – Besides 12 fruit and vegetable items; bird's nest, fish meal and some products for the production and processing of animal feed, dairy and seafood products that have been officially exported to China, fresh coconuts, frozen durian, crocodiles, poultry... are expected be officially exported to the Chinese market in the near future.

Latest News

Make good use of e-commerce data, create effective tax and customs management

Make good use of e-commerce data, create effective tax and customs management

VCN - According to Mr. Pham Tan Cong, Chairman of the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), making good use of e-commerce data can help manage import and export work very well, bringing high efficiency for tax and customs management.
Lao Cai Customs collects VND 502 billion

Lao Cai Customs collects VND 502 billion

VCN – The revenue collected by Lao Cai Customs Department increases year-on-year but decreases month-on-month.
Two key tasks of digital transformation in 2024 of Customs industry

Two key tasks of digital transformation in 2024 of Customs industry

VCN - On May 28, 2024, the Director General of the General Department of Customs signed Decision 1254/QD-TCHQ on promulgating the Digital Transformation Plan of the General Department of Customs in 2024. In the Plan, the General Department of Customs set out many goals, tasks and solutions to create strong changes in the digital transformation of the entire industry, especially focusing on implementing the Prime Minister's recent direction on digital transformation in the field of customs and Digital Transformation Plan 2024 of the Ministry of Finance.
Vietnam Customs proactively participate in negotiation and develop AHTN Nomenclature

Vietnam Customs proactively participate in negotiation and develop AHTN Nomenclature

VCN - Vietnam Customs has actively participated in negotiating and developing the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) to fulfill its obligations as a member agency. Customs Magazine interviewed Mrs. Dao Thu Huong (pictured), Deputy Director of the Import and Export Duty Department, General Department of Vietnam Customs, to better understand the results that Vietnam Customs has achieved in this work.

More News

Hai Phong Customs processes nearly 250,000 declarations in May

Hai Phong Customs processes nearly 250,000 declarations in May

VCN -In May, the number of declarations processed at Hai Phong Customs Department increased compared to the previous month and the same period last year.
AI application trend in customs management increasingly receiving attention

AI application trend in customs management increasingly receiving attention

VCN - AI application trend in customs management is increasingly receiving attention, said by Mr. Vu Tu Thanh (photo), Regional Deputy Executive Director, US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) in an interview with Customs Magazine reporters on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Customs Directors-General Meeting
ABF cooperates and exchanges information for the security and safety of international supply chain

ABF cooperates and exchanges information for the security and safety of international supply chain

VCN - ABF will cooperate and exchanges information related to Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program, said by Micheal Cymbalista - Counselor of the Australian Border Force (ABF) in the Mekong Region on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Directors-General of Customs Meeting.
Japan Customs applies modern technology to improve management efficiency

Japan Customs applies modern technology to improve management efficiency

VCN – Motivated by the Smart Customs Initiative, Japan Customs will apply modern technology to improve management efficiency of the Customs agency, said by Ms. Sahoko Shiga, Counselor of International Cooperation Division, Customs Division & Tariff Bureau, Ministry of Finance on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Directors-General of Customs Meeting.
Cambodia Customs facilitates fastest movement of goods in transit

Cambodia Customs facilitates fastest movement of goods in transit

VCN – The General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCEC) facilitates goods in transit, prompting movement of goods within ASEAN, said by Mr. Kun Nhem – Minister Attached to the Prime Minister, Director General of the GDCEC on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Directors-General of Customs Meeting.
Imported cars decreased, budget revenue of Ho Chi Minh City Customs encountered difficulties

Imported cars decreased, budget revenue of Ho Chi Minh City Customs encountered difficulties

VCN - Although the import-export turnover of taxable goods through Ho Chi Minh City border gates from the beginning of the year to the end of April 2024 increased, many items with high tax rates and large values ​​decreased, affecting revenue sources of State budget of Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department.
Focusing on human training to meet digital transformation requirements

Focusing on human training to meet digital transformation requirements

VCN - To implement the 2024 Digital Transformation Plan, the General Department of Customs proposed six groups of key solutions, including solutions on human training.
Master plan of border gate area needs to be linked with customs digital transformation

Master plan of border gate area needs to be linked with customs digital transformation

VCN - The land border gate system has developed rapidly in terms of quantity and scale, but to meet the requirements of modern management and facilitate border trade activities, it is necessary to continue building a master plan for the border gate area linked with digital transformation in the customs field.
Dong Nai Customs: Creative solutions to nurture source of revenue

Dong Nai Customs: Creative solutions to nurture source of revenue

VCN - The revenue collection result of Dong Nai Customs Department has shown positive signs. To achieve the goals of revenue collection, many creative solutions have been deployed to nurture sources of revenue and bring practical work efficiency.
Read More

Your care

Latest Most read
Make good use of e-commerce data, create effective tax and customs management

Make good use of e-commerce data, create effective tax and customs management

VCN - According to Mr. Pham Tan Cong, Chairman of the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), making good use of e-commerce data can help manage import and export work very well, bringing high efficiency for tax and customs management.
Lao Cai Customs collects VND 502 billion

Lao Cai Customs collects VND 502 billion

VCN - The revenue in May reached VND 99.9 billion, declining 33.5% month-on-month and increasing by 53% year-on-year.
Two key tasks of digital transformation in 2024 of Customs industry

Two key tasks of digital transformation in 2024 of Customs industry

VCN - On May 28, 2024, the Director General of the General Department of Customs signed Decision 1254/QD-TCHQ on promulgating the Digital Transformation Plan of the General Department of Customs in 2024. In the Plan, the General Department of Customs set
Vietnam Customs proactively participate in negotiation and develop AHTN Nomenclature

Vietnam Customs proactively participate in negotiation and develop AHTN Nomenclature

Vietnam Customs has actively participated in negotiating and developing the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) to fulfill its obligations as a member agency.
Hai Phong Customs processes nearly 250,000 declarations in May

Hai Phong Customs processes nearly 250,000 declarations in May

VCN -In May, the number of declarations processed at Hai Phong Customs Department increased compared to the previous month and the same period last year.
Mobile Version