The Prime Minister on November 14 issued Decision No. 2185/QD-TTg, approving the overall plan to implement the national and ASEAN Single-Window mechanisms during 2016-20, in an attempt to simplify administrative procedures in accordance with international practices and standards.
Accordingly, by 2020, all administrative procedures of ministries and sectors involved in the management of exported, imported and transited goods, and people and vehicles on entry and exit and in transit will be carried out under the national single-window mechanism. The time for customs clearance and goods release will be the same as that applicable in the top four countries in ASEAN.
By 2020, the time for customs clearance and goods release will be the same as that applicable in the top four countries in ASEAN__Photo: Internet
In addition, all charges and fees for administrative procedures implemented under the national single-window mechanism will be collected electronically.
To achieve the above targets, the decision sets forth three solutions for the next five years.
The first solution is to improve legal foundations and reform administrative procedures through establishing a complete legal framework for the use and exchange of electronic documents and dossiers for administrative procedures carried out locally and overseas.
Relevant legal documents will be revised toward reducing unnecessary administrative procedures, simplifying the process of carrying out administrative procedures, using electronic documents in substitution for paper ones, and making use of electronic information and documents and administrative decisions stored on the Vietnam National Single Window portal to perform administrative procedures under the national single-window mechanism instead of requiring enterprises and organizations to submit or produce such documents and decisions.
Legal foundations will be improved for provision of public services at level 4 under the national single-window mechanism, and for use of services provided by third parties to facilitate enterprises and state agencies in conducting administrative procedures under the national and ASEAN Single-Window mechanisms.
The next solution is to improve the information technology system of the Vietnam National Single Window portal to implement the ASEAN Single-Window mechanism on schedule, ensuring the exchange and processing of commercial documents among countries and economic communities and among enterprises themselves in order to facilitate trade and raise the country’s competitiveness.
Last but not least, the Ministry of Finance is assigned to coordinate with related ministries and agencies in compiling documents and instructions for users of the Vietnam National Single Window portal.- (VLLF)