Necessary to amend law on quality management and standards

VCN - Lang Son Customs Department has proposed amending and supplementing legal documents on quality management, standards and technical regulations to improve the efficiency of state management of import and export activities.
Prepare resources to be ready for deploying new model of specialised inspection Prepare resources to be ready for deploying new model of specialised inspection
Reform of quality and food safety inspection to have comprehensive impacts Reform of quality and food safety inspection to have comprehensive impacts
Many high-quality stocks have not increased price Many high-quality stocks have not increased price
Huu Nghi Customs officers inspect imported goods. Photo: H.Nu
Huu Nghi Customs officers inspect imported goods. Photo: H.Nu

Shortcomings

Lang Son Customs Department said since the Law on Product and Goods Quality and the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations took effect, the system of legal documents on quality management, standards and technical regulations has been improved and applied and expanded to many types and groups of products, domestically produced goods and import and export products and goods. However, ​​Lang Son Customs Department has faced difficulties in implementation.

Specifically, Article 70 of the Law on Product and Goods Quality stipulates that ministries that exercise state control of product and goods quality in their assigned domains are responsible for promulgating a list of products. But in the issued list, many items do not have HS codes, making it difficult for enforcement agencies in accurately identifying goods; and name of goods. A product can be presented in many different lists and managed by many specialized agencies, leading to overlaps.

Lang Son Customs said that the current management of product and goods quality only focuses on group 2 (products and goods managed according to technical regulations) or other products with specific regulations on quality management, but does not focus on quality inspection of group 1 (products and goods managed according to applicable standards). Meanwhile, the ministries and agencies have not applied the method of risk management and compliance assessment in product and goods quality inspection when building the list of goods and products of group 2.

In particular, frequent changes in inspection methods have taken a long time and raised costs as well as increased product prices, affecting the reform of the business climate and specialized management.

Article 34 of the Law on Product and Goods Quality also stipulates that imported goods of group 2 must be announced in terms of regulation conformity and certified in terms of conformity with relevant technical regulations related to the production process and end products by a designated or accredited organization. If the imported goods of group 2 do not meet the regulations, they must be inspected by a designated or accredited organization at entry or exit border gates.

Clause 3, Article 1 of Decree 74/2018/ND-CP specifies that the quality inspection of goods in group 2 is conducted from reviewing the announcement of regulation conformity by the importer.

The Customs official said that the appointment or recognition of these certification and inspection organizations still has not been agreed by some ministries and agencies, raising difficulties for the import of goods in the list of group 2.

Lang Son Customs gave specific examples to the Ministry of Construction, since Circular 10/2017/TT-BXD dated September 29, 2017 promulgating national technical regulations on products and goods of building materials took effect until Circular 19/2019/TT-BXD promulgating national standards on products and goods of building materials was issued, the Ministry of Construction has not approved inspection of the quality of imported building material products.

So far, the Ministry of Construction has not accredited any certification organizations.

According to Lang Son Customs, the state inspection of quality and receipt of regulation conformity announcement for imported building material products and goods are being assigned to the Department of Construction where enterprises have registered their operation. Thus, the implementation of the provisions of Article 34 of the Law on Product and Goods Quality is not yet feasible.

It is necessary to supplement and amend policies clearly

Facing the requirements of increasing international integration and trade, specialized agencies should propose the National Assembly to supplement, amend and clarify policies in the Law on Product and Goods Quality and the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations, said Lang Son Customs Department.

Accordingly, it is necessary to review the quality inspection results for imported goods of group 2 conducted by the ministries and agencies.

In particular, the Law documents and the sub-law documents should clearly stipulate the application of international practices in the specialized inspection with contents such as: mutual recognition; acknowledgement of foreign quality certification for imported goods from developed countries and famous brands such as the EU, US, UK, Japan and Korea.

In addition, it is clear that state management agencies only perform management, inspection and supervision; the verification and assessment shall be transferred to authorized conformity assessment organizations; the inspection results of these organizations will be inspection results which are used to carry out customs clearance procedures.

Lang Son Customs proposed amending and supplementing the above two laws, on the principle that pre-clearance inspection is only conducted for goods at high risk of being unsafe, disease spreading, and harming human health and life, polluting the environment, hampering social ethics, customs and traditions and the country’s economy and national security.

Risk management and classification of organizations and enterprises is carried out based on their compliance with the law, and goods are classified according to their risk level to apply an appropriate inspection method and level.

By Nu Bui/ Huyen Trang

Related News

Complete tax compliance management for business households and individuals

Complete tax compliance management for business households and individuals

VCN - Facing with the situation where there are still businesses hiding in the shadow of business households or business households with revenue of hundreds of billions of dong using many invoices to increase input costs, the General Department of Taxation said it would strengthen management to reduce fraud and tax evasion for individuals and business households.
Ho Chi Minh City Customs proactively applies IT in customs supervision

Ho Chi Minh City Customs proactively applies IT in customs supervision

VCN - To effectively monitor goods entering and exiting the warehouse, yard and port system in the management area, Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department has proactively applied surveillance using a camera system, increasing the screening rate.
Effective inspection and supervision - a key factor for a transparent stock market

Effective inspection and supervision - a key factor for a transparent stock market

VCN - Since 2019, Securities Law officially took effect, the average annual number of penalty decisions has more than doubled compared to the period 2015-2020. This shows that the strictness of the law is being enforced effectively.
Reduce the number of licenses and inspection volume by 90 percent and 95 percent, respectively, thanks to the Decree No. 15

Reduce the number of licenses and inspection volume by 90 percent and 95 percent, respectively, thanks to the Decree No. 15

VCN - A survey of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) shows that, thanks to the Decree No. 15, enterprises can significantly reduce time, costs and risks; have more opportunities to diversify production and business activities.

Latest News

Considering to impose 5% of VAT on fertilizers

Considering to impose 5% of VAT on fertilizers

VCN - Under the draft amended Law on Value-Added Tax (VAT), fertilizers are expected to be included in the category of goods subject to VAT at a rate of 5% to address the difficulties faced by domestic production enterprises and ensure that this item can compete effectively with imported products of the same type.
Fixing VAT rates with fertilizers brings dual benefits to "3 houses"

Fixing VAT rates with fertilizers brings dual benefits to "3 houses"

VCN - According to representatives of various businesses, the current regulations regarding value-added tax (VAT) rates on fertilizers have created significant challenges for these businesses. The proposed amendments to the VAT Law for fertilizers, if implemented, have the potential to alleviate many of these difficulties, providing enterprises with better opportunities to capture market share and foster a more equitable market environment.
Regulations on bad debt trading, settlement revised

Regulations on bad debt trading, settlement revised

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued Circular 03/2024/TT-NHNN on bad debt trading and settlement of the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) to make the work more effective.
Policy on business registration to be revised

Policy on business registration to be revised

The revised decree (No. 01/2021/NĐ-CP) aims to streamline lots of processes, creating maximum favourable conditions for enterprises, respecting the autonomy of enterprises and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the company.

More News

Proposal to extend the special consumption tax payment deadline for domestically produced and assembled cars

Proposal to extend the special consumption tax payment deadline for domestically produced and assembled cars

VCN - According to calculations by the Ministry of Finance, the total amount of special consumption tax (SCT) on domestically produced and assembled cars, if extended, is about VND 8,560 billion. However, the latest tax payment deadline is November 20, 2024, it does not affect the state budget revenue estimate for 2024.
Proposal to reduce the collection rates of 36 fees and charges in 2024

Proposal to reduce the collection rates of 36 fees and charges in 2024

VCN - According to the draft circular regulating the collection rates of some fees and charges in 2024, the Ministry of Finance is consulting with ministries, branches, People's Committees of provinces and cities, and the drafting agency proposes to reduce the collection rates from 10- 50% of 36 fees and charges.
Removing problems on settlement reports and archive for export processing enterprises

Removing problems on settlement reports and archive for export processing enterprises

VCN - During the customs clearance process, issues such as management of raw materials, supplies or settlement reports are always of concern to export manufacturing and production and export processing enterprises. Hanoi Customs Department has answered many questions about customs procedures for export processing enterprises.
Clear policies needed for addressing violations of new generation tobacco products

Clear policies needed for addressing violations of new generation tobacco products

VCN - Although the authorities have rigorously inspected and handled violations related to new generation tobacco products, to improve management efficiency, it is urgent to develop clear policies for managing these products.
Inventory of public assets aims to accurately reflect the true nature of state budget resources

Inventory of public assets aims to accurately reflect the true nature of state budget resources

VCN - Implementing Decision No. 213/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister on the Project for a total inventory of public assets (TSC), currently the lead unit, the Ministry of Finance, is implementing work to carry out a total inventory of TSC at agencies, organizations, units and infrastructure assets invested and managed by the State in ministries, branches and localities across the country.
Hanoi Customs: Thoroughly addressing the concerns of processing, export production, and export processing enterprises

Hanoi Customs: Thoroughly addressing the concerns of processing, export production, and export processing enterprises

VCN - Processing, export production, and export processing enterprises account for 65% of the total customs declarations and 85% of the total import-export turnover through the Hanoi Customs Department. Therefore, addressing policy and procedural issues for this type of business is a priority for the department.
Perfecting the legality of cryptocurrencies, supporting the prevention of violations

Perfecting the legality of cryptocurrencies, supporting the prevention of violations

VCN - The addition of many regulations in Decree No. 52/2024/ND-CP on non-cash payments is considered to help meet the requirements of digital transformation and promote non-cash payments in the economy.
Hanoi Customs: thoroughly addressing concerns of processing, export production, and export processing enterprises

Hanoi Customs: thoroughly addressing concerns of processing, export production, and export processing enterprises

VCN - Processing, export production, and export processing enterprises account for 65% of the total customs declarations and 85% of the total import and export turnover through the Hanoi Customs Department. Therefore, issues related to policies and procedures for these types of enterprises are of great interest and resolution by the unit.
Calculating land rent based on the time of handover

Calculating land rent based on the time of handover

VCN - The Land Law of 2024, approved by the National Assembly on January 18, 2024, is expected to take effect on July 1, 2024, with significant changes related to land finance.
Read More

Your care

Latest Most read
Considering to impose 5% of VAT on fertilizers

Considering to impose 5% of VAT on fertilizers

Under the draft amended Law on Value-Added Tax (VAT), fertilizers are expected to be included in the category of goods subject to VAT at a rate of 5%
Fixing VAT rates with fertilizers brings dual benefits to "3 houses"

Fixing VAT rates with fertilizers brings dual benefits to "3 houses"

The proposed amendments to the VAT Law for fertilizers, if implemented, have the potential to alleviate many of these difficulties, providing enterprises with better opportunities
Regulations on bad debt trading, settlement revised

Regulations on bad debt trading, settlement revised

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued Circular 03/2024/TT-NHNN on bad debt trading and settlement of the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) to make the work more effective.
Policy on business registration to be revised

Policy on business registration to be revised

The revised decree (No. 01/2021/NĐ-CP) aims to streamline lots of processes, creating maximum favourable conditions for enterprises, respecting the autonomy of enterprises and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the company.
Proposal to extend the special consumption tax payment deadline for domestically produced and assembled cars

Proposal to extend the special consumption tax payment deadline for domestically produced and assembled cars

Total amount of special consumption tax (SCT) on domestically produced and assembled cars, if extended, is about VND 8,560 billion.
Mobile Version