Joint supervision of goods in Ho Chi Minh city must be deployed not later than the quarter I – 2017

VCN – The General Department of Customs has issued a written notification to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Customs on a roadmap to perform Article 41 of Customs Law in collaboration with Businesses at the port to deploy the provision on joint performance of Customs supervision.

Dec. 3rd

         At the Customs Branch of Sai Gon Port Zone 1 and Customs Branch of Sai Gon Port Zone 3, the system will be finished its test running before 1 January 2017 and officially implemented from 1 January 2017.

         At other Customs Branches, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Customs collaborated with related units to build a deployment plan and not later than the quarter I- 2017, the system must be official implemented.

         To handle some special cases and errors on information and technology system, the General Department of Customs requested the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Customs to allocate a deployment team in each related Customs branch to carry out Article 41 provisions of the Customs Law (set up the united national single window mechanism, receiving officials, method of information exchange to solve problems, etc) and collaborate with related businesses at the port to build a processing mechanism on site for each problem arising when the systems between Customs agencies and businesses at port have not meet the requirements on information exchange for cases that imported goods were loaded together in one container and the problems occurred in the system.

         The Customs Control and Supervision Department and the Customs IT and Statistics Department assigned permanent officials to support the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Customs and the businesses at port in the test running, official deployment and settlement of problems related to the Customs operations and IT system in a timely fashion.

         Article 41 of Customs Law is considered as a breakthrough in change of Customs supervision in creating favorable conditions for the business community and enhancing the efficiency of the State management on Customs through resource mobilization as well as highly appreciating responsibilities of the enterprises which do business in port, warehouses in joint supervision of import and export goods. Now, the joint supervision of goods has been implemented effectively at ports in the Hai Phong Department of Customs.

By N. Linh/ Huyen Trang