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Official Gazette

Sunday, June 11, 2023

New rule rolled out to further develop logistics services

Updated: 15:00’ - 02/01/2023
The logistics service sector will be developed into a high value-added service sector, which is associated with the country’s development of goods production, import, export and trading activities, as well as information technology and transport infrastructure development.

Loading cargo at Cat Lai Port of Sai Gon New Port__Photo: Hong Dat/VNA

Such is a salient point of Government Resolution 163/NQ-CP, on intensified synchronous implementation of major tasks and solutions to improve the competitiveness and promote the development of logistics services in Vietnam.

Under the Resolution, it is expected to further develop the logistics service market, focusing on raising the competitiveness of logistics service providers, and make the best use of the country’s strategic geographical position and consolidate connections to develop Vietnam into a regional logistics hub.

The Government requests ministers and heads of relevant agencies to continue directing the prompt, consistent and effective implementation of tasks and solutions set forth in resolutions of the Party, National Assembly and Government to help the country get through current economic difficulties and reduce logistics costs, thus ensuring the operation of the national economy in the coming time.

Related ministries, sectors and localities are also tasked to promptly detect and address problems hindering logistics activities and adversely affecting the socio-economic development in the fields falling under their state management.

Specifically, the Ministry of Transport is assigned to coordinate with other ministries, sectors and localities in performing transport-related tasks in national overall master plans and regional and provincial master plans, thereby ensuring the conformity of transport infrastructure development with the logistics service sector development targets and the establishment of logistics centers, inland container depots, and bonded warehouses.

The Ministry of Transport will also intensify the connection of different modes of transportation, focusing on multimodal and cross-border transportation.

The Ministry of Finance will have to review and address inadequacies in policies on taxes, charges, fees and service prices applicable to logistics enterprises, and intensify trade facilitation activities, reform of customs procedures, simplification of specialized inspection procedures, and organization of the implementation of WTO commitments on trade facilitation.- (VLLF)

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