VCN- In the action plan for promoting administrative reform and supporting enterprises in import and export activities during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the solutions deployed by the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) is to review and cut fees, charges and taxes related to import-export goods.
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Accordingly, regarding the solution to continue reviewing and perfecting the legal basis and customs procedures for import and export goods, means of transport on entry, exit and in transit, the GDVC will continue to simplify customs dossier and methods of submitting customs dossier as follows:
Abolish the regulation on submitting unnecessary documents and documents updated on the portal of ministries, sectors or the National Single Window; limit submission of original paper documents.
Documents required to be submitted to Customs when carrying out import-export procedures are submitted and presented for the first time.
The GDVC said that basically, documents in customs dossiers will be submitted via the Customs e-Data Processing System and not required to be submitted directly to customs officers.
The declaration and submission of paper documents in customs dossiers as copy when carrying out customs procedures must be implemented in the system and the signingand stamping of these documents are not required.
In addition, the GDVC will continue to cut and simplify customs procedures such as if the administrative procedures are carried out on the Customs e-Data Processing System,the implementation of those on the online public service portal is not required
At the same time, review and abolish the proposal and approval of tax exemptions in customs clearance for each customs declaration form under the regime of export processing and production in the process of tax exemption, tax reduction, tax refund and non-tax collection.
Simplify the transfer of goods transported under customs supervision if the transfer is implemented in the same customs branch on the basis of strict management and in line with the characteristics ofthe area managed by the customs branch.
To shorten the time for customs clearance and release of goods, the GDVC sets out a solution to add machinery and equipment to assist customs officers in conducting the physical inspection, supervision of goods transport such as container scanners, cruise monitoring equipment, electronic seals, devices for rapid food quality and safety testing.
Apply risk management in customs operation, reducing the rate of Yellow channel and Red channel, while increasing the rate of Green channel. Reviewing and considering supplementing and abolishing guidance documents to enhance management and inspection; strengthening inspection only applied in a certain period, for specific businesses, production and business sectors. Research and implement programs supporting businesses to improve their compliance with customs laws.
Cut cases subject to taking samples to analyze, verify and classify goods; shorten the time for returning samples, raise the rate of notification of classification and analysis results before and at the deadline.
In particular, the GDVC continues to review and cut fees, charges and taxes related to import and export goods such as: cut costs related to customs procedures for importand export goods; costs for storage at warehouses and yards at the border.
To study and submit to the competent authorities a reduction of late payment interest for production enterprises, which directly import goods to create fixed assets subject to value added tax assessment by customs offices and have fully paid value added tax assessed before March 1, 2020 but still owed late payment interest.
Solutions provided by the GDVC aim to support businesses, remove difficulties for production and business; continue to implement the goal of improving the business environment, contributing to improving national competitiveness.
By Ngoc Linh/Ngoc Loan