The General Department of Customs on January 13 issued a decision promulgating the plan on the customs sector’s administrative reform in 2015.
Decision No. 81/QD-TCHQ sets forth the targets of combining and integrating administrative reform and legal framework building, examining and supervising the observance of law, and enhancing discipline in the performance of public duties and other assigned tasks.
The customs branch of Cai Lan port (Quang Ninh province) applies the automatic customs clearance system (VNACCS/VCIS)__Photo: Hoang Hung/VNA
Accordingly, customs offices will timely publicize customs-related administrative procedures, cut down the time for customs clearance for imports and exports and further extend public-utility services in order to create favorable conditions for enterprises.
The sector will also regularly review and propose solutions for simplifying customs procedures and further improving its organizational structure, and propose the addition of functions and tasks of customs offices in accordance with the 2014 Customs Law.
For administrative modernization in 2015, the sector will further implement the national and ASEAN single-window customs mechanisms, improve the operational supervision process of the Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS), increase risk management capacity and quality of online public services provided by the Vietnam Customs Information Portal in order to help citizens carry out customs procedures.
As directed by the Ministry of Finance, the General Department of Customs will have to finalize draft decrees and circulars guiding the implementation of the 2014 Customs Law, and propose amendments and supplementations to the Law on Import Duty and Export Duty.-