The General Department of Customs proactively implemented many budget collection solutions right from the beginning of the year

VCN - The world and domestic economies are forecasted to still have many unpredictable factors, which will impact the operations of the Customs sector in 2024. Facing many difficulties, the General Department of Customs has proposed many specific measures right from the beginning of the year to best complete the assigned state budget collection tasks.
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Adverse effects

In 2023, the world economy faced many difficulties and challenges. In particular, most economies in the world had growth rates lower than expected, inflation has cooled down but is still high, leading to tightened monetary policy, global public debt has increased to record levels, meanwhile, the Russia-Ukraine military conflict, the Hamas-Israel conflict continue to escalate, geopolitical instability, food security, natural disasters, climate change, etc are increasing.

Meanwhile, the shopping trend of consumers around the world has decreased sharply, the global supply chain continues to face the risk of disruption and rupture, leading to many consequences for import-export activities and economic growth. In particular, major economies that are Vietnam's export partners such as the United States and the EU reduced their purchasing targets, causing the volume of orders from businesses to decrease sharply, etc.

Ho Chi Minh City Customs officers carry out procedures for imported goods. Photo: T.H
Ho Chi Minh City Customs officers carry out procedures for imported goods. Photo: T.H

A representative of the Import-Export Tax Department, General Department of Customs said that the above context has had an impact on reducing the country's import-export turnover, affecting the state budget collection of the Customs sector. In that context, striving to achieve the assigned state budget revenue target in 2023, the Director General of the General Department of Customs soon issued a Directive on the synchronous and drastic implementation of solutions to enhance trade facilitation, effective state management, preventing revenue loss. At the same time, promote the modernization of electronic tax collection management and 24/7 customs clearance.

Statistics as of December 31, 2023, the Customs sector has deployed electronic tax collection and 24/7 customs clearance with 42 banks; signed a cooperation agreement to coordinate collection with 47 banks; There are 8 banks that have implemented collection work. Thanks to actively implementing many solutions synchronously, in 2023, the Customs sector's collection to the state budget will reach 369,093 billion VND.

Set out solutions right from the beginning of the year

Entering 2024, the General Department of Customs was assigned by the National Assembly a state budget revenue estimate of VND 375,000 billion. However, it is forecasted that the internal and external economic situation still faces many challenges and unpredictable fluctuations, in order to complete the assigned revenue estimates, the Customs sector has proposed many solutions to implement right from the beginning of the year.

Specifically, the entire Customs sector continues to reform and simplify administrative procedures related to customs procedures, tax policies, tax management, tax refund and tax exemption regimes, and remove difficulties that create favorable conditions for businesses. In addition, continue to promote cooperation with banks to implement electronic tax payment and customs clearance 24/7, pilot tax payment through intermediary payment service providers, ensuring that taxpayers can pay taxes anytime, anywhere, by any means.

Provincial and city customs departments need to seriously implement budget revenue management from the beginning of 2024; Strengthen review and grasp revenue sources; Research and implement solutions to increase revenue and prevent budget loss; proactively evaluate the impact of international integration commitments on budget revenue. At the same time, focus on reviewing and firmly grasping the tax debt situation; Classify debt groups and tax debt status of enterprises, and propose handling measures according to regulations and requirements of the General Department of Customs.

Based on the direction of the General Department of Customs, most provincial and city customs departments have been developing plans and implementing solutions to both facilitate trade and prevent revenue loss, ensuring correct collection into the state budget. In particular, focus on increasing information collection and identifying signs of risk to have inspection, supervision and control measures; post-customs clearance inspection, specialized inspection, fight against smuggling and trade fraud; Focus on checking quantity, value, code, origin, etc and be determined not to let loss of revenue occur.

By Nu Bui/ Phuong Linh

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