VCN - Procedures related to export processing and manufacturing goods will be carried out online. Information about management of export processing and production, import, export, inventory of raw materials, supplies and machinery between enterprises and Customs will be exchanged through information technology (IT) systems.
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In the Decree amending and supplementing Decree 08/2015 of the Government which is being developed by the General Department of Customs, the customs management for export processing and manufacturing activities will be conducted online on the smart customs system.Reduce the burden of inspection when applying IT
The customs system will automatically receive, assess and analyse documents to select and give warnings for customs management. Thus, the customs declarant is not required to submit paper documents and the customs officers are not required to visit the enterprise’s headquarters for inspection.
According to the General Department of Customs, during the implementation of Decree 08/2015, the Customs authority has reviewed and identified shortcomings in legal regulations, as well as received recommendations from enterprises about inadequacies in customs procedures, customs inspection and supervision for goods processed and manufactured for export.
Meet practical requirements
In response to the requirements set forth in practice, in the draft Decree, the General Department of Customs proposed to add the provisions in Clause 4, Article 36 on assigning the Ministry of Finance to guide the connection and sharing of information online with the customs electronic data processing system or periodic import - export - inventory settlement report.
For enterprises that connect and share information and data online on the management and use of raw materials, supplies and machinery with the Customs authority, the Customs will consider and only conduct inspections if they find signs of violations.
Specifically, the draft Decree stipulates: “For organizations and individuals that have connected and shared information, data, management, and use of imported raw materials, supplies, machinery and equipment, and export goods, the customs authority only checks the final statement of import - export - inventory, and only inspects the use of imported raw materials, supplies, machinery and equipment, exported goods, and conducts post-clearance audit and specialized inspection when there are signs of law violations through information collection, analysis and evaluation.”
In addition, Clause 1, Article 37 of the Decree is revised as follows: the time limit for correcting and adding information to declarations on production establishment is within 60 days from the date of the change and the organizations and individuals must be responsible for notifying the customs authority of these changes. Particularly, changes in information about production and storage locations must be reported to Customs before implementation.
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Clause 2, Article 39 of the Decree is revised as follows: the time limit for inspecting production establishment is five working days after the organization or individual receives an inspection decision. In addition, the draft Decree also amends Article 47 on the time limit for repairing and recycling re-imported goods is 12 months or for special cases is more than 12 months.
By N. Linh/ Huyen Trang