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Regulations on origin verification and determination for goods continue to be streamlined

10:18 | 12/11/2022

VCN – The simplification and unification of regulations on origin verification and determination for imported and exported goods aims to create the fastest and simplest interaction between businesses and management agencies, said Deputy Director General of the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) Mai Xuan Thanh.

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Regulations on origin verification and determination for goods continue to be streamlined
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At the Consultation workshop on the revised circular on origin verification and determination for imported and exported goods, jointly held by the GDVC and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATE) on November 1, Deputy Director General Mai Xuan said in order to complete the draft Circular, the GDVC organized workshops to consult the business community, experts and related parties.

Based on these comments, the Drafting Board has revised contents, aiming to streamline and unify the regulations on origin verification and determination for imported and exported goods to create the fastest and simplest interaction between businesses and management agencies after the draft circular is issued.

“Currently, Vietnam participates in many new-generation free trade agreements, the customs verification regardless of enterprises is to ensure the fairness and fastest implementation of procedures in each agreement and each commitment, and the enterprises will see the reform in origin verification and determination for imports and exports,” said the Deputy Director General.

Regarding goods labeling, the Deputy Director General said that the goods labels are attached to the goods and show the goods' origin. Therefore, this is one of the matters that needs to be specified to prevent origin fraud.

At the workshop, GATF’s Deputy Director Jose Paul Perales said that the GATF has closely coordinated with agencies and organizations, including the GDVC for customs reform and trade facilitation and recommended that the GDVC should pay more attention to the private sector to continue to reform and improve the process of origin verification and determination for imported and exported goods.

The representative of the Customs Control and Supervision Department introduced new contents in the draft Circular 38/2018/TT-BTC, 62/2019/TT-BTC, 47/2020/TT-BT, 07/2021/TT-BTC; and the contents of labeling in Decree 111/2021/ND-CP dated December 9, 2021 of the Government.

The experts and representatives’ enterprises commented on the contents of the draft Circular and raised difficulties and challenges in the implementation of procedures related to the origin of imported and exported goods.

The draft Circular amends and supplements a number of provisions of Circular 38/2018/TT-BTC; revises and consolidates instructions in Circular 62/2019/TT-BTC; Circular 47/2020/TT-BT, Circular 07/2021/TT-BTC, and supplement guidance on origin verification for goods under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement.

In which, there are notable contents such as: regulations on acceptance of written notification of results of advance ruling on goods origin; declaration of goods origin on the export declaration; form of C/O submission; time limit for C/O submission to the Customs; applying tax guarantee to cases where the C/O has not been submitted at customs clearance time or in case of verification with the exporting country; handling for cases that show difference between HS code declared on the declaration and on the C/O.

By Quang Hung/Ngoc Loan