The Customs sector implements 8 key tasks following Directive No. 06

VCN - Under Directive No. 06/CT-TTg dated February 15, 2024 of the Prime Minister on urging the implementation of key tasks after Tet holiday 2024, General Department of Vietnam Customs requested the head of affiliated units to deploy 8 key tasks to complete assigned tasks.

General Department of Vietnam Customs requires units to thoroughly grasp all officials, officers and workers in the unit to seriously and fully implement the contents of Directive No. 06/CT-TTg. Accordingly, the unit should focus on handling work immediately, and avoid delays affecting production, business and socio-economic activities, especially for backlogged work due to the Tet holiday. In particular, continuing to urgently, seriously, synchronously and effectively implement the tasks and solutions assigned by the Government and the Prime Minister, especially the tasks in Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP dated January 5, 2024 on main tasks and solutions to implement the Socio-Economic Development Plan and State Budget Estimates for 2024; Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP dated January 5, 2024 on main tasks and solutions to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness in 2024; Resolution No. 20/NQ-CP dated February 5, 2024 of the Government on the regular Government meeting in January 2024.

Customs officers of Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park Customs Branch - Binh Duong Customs Department guide business to implement procedures. Photo: Dang Nguyen
Customs officers of Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park Customs Branch - Binh Duong Customs Department guide business to implement procedures. Photo: Dang Nguyen

At the same time, the customs units should strictly implement administrative discipline and labor discipline, do not organize spring trips, which will affect time and work efficiency. Notably, do not go to festivals during office hours, and do not use state budget, vehicles, or public properties to serve for festival or entertainment activities...

The General Department of Vietnam Customs recommended that units immediately implement key projects and work programs in 2024 issued in Decision No. 288/QD-TCHQ dated January 31, 2024 to ensure completion on schedule and quality. In particular, projects to develop legal documents that should follow correct order and procedures are an important legal basis for developing Digital Customs, Smart Customs model and administrative reform in customs field, improving the efficiency of state management of customs.

Furthermore, the unit drastically and completely resolves plans and tasks as proposed; the work contents must be resolutely implemented to the end, especially the directions of the Government, the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance and the agreed contents within the Party Standing Committee, leader of the General Department; carefully prepare the contents for the 7th Session of the 15th National Assembly. Moreover, closely following the progress and results of implementation and reviewing the responsibilities of units and individuals in not performing the set tasks.

Reviewing and identifying key tasks on a monthly and quarterly basis to focus on direction, administration, and complete resolution associated with strengthening inspection, especially for contents and issues that are still entangled, complicated, long-standing, and arising problems...

Units need to develop plans and implement drastically and synchronously the solutions stated in Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP, Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP and Action Plan of the Ministry of Finance. Strengthening administrative reform and customs modernization, facilitating trade and import-export activities, shortening time and cost of cargo clearance, contributing to macroeconomic growth.

Strengthening control and fight against smuggling activities and trade fraud, illegal transportation of goods across borders on all routes and key areas, focusing on banned items, valuable goods and high tax rates... to prevent, arrest and promptly handle violations.

Focusing on effectively implementing financial tasks - state budget in 2024; strictly managing sources of revenue. Thoroughly grasping and implementing solutions following Directive No. 371/CT-TCHQ dated January 24, 2024 on the synchronous and drastic implementation of solutions to facilitate trade and improve the effectiveness of state management, and prevent revenue loss in implementing revenue collection tasks in 2024. Thoroughly cut expenses, especially regular expenses and expenses that are not urgent following Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP and Directive No. 01/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister.

In particular, General Department of Vietnam Customs required units to closely follow the plan on assigned estimates, required units to commit to disbursement, and removed obstacles during the implementation. In addition, focusing on drastic direction to speed up the implementation in units which are assigned large estimates; urging units to improve the rate and quality of disbursement. Focusing on accelerating the disbursement progress of IT projects, investing in purchasing equipment serving for customs inspection and supervision, ensuring compliance with legal regulations, and meeting task requirements.

By Nụ Bùi/Thanh Thuy

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