VCN- In the management of duty-free goods business, the General Department of Vietnam Customs has issued an Official letter to instruct Hai Phong Customs Department on site for Customs procedures and submission of finalization report of duty-free shop operators having many duty-free shops.
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Accordingly, a duty-free shop operator who has many duty free shops and duty-free warehouses subject to management by many different Customs units, may select the implementation of Customs procedures in accordance with Article 22 Decree 167/2016/ND-CP (Article 22 stipulating Customs procedures for an enterprise who has many duty-free shops/ warehouses at different places under the management of different provincial and municipal Customs Branches or Customs Departments) or separately carry out Customs procedures for each duty-free shop or duty-free warehouse at Customs Branches managing duty-free shop.
The General Department noted that only duty-free shop operators who selected the implementation of Customs procedures under Article 22 Decree 167/2016/ND-CP are permitted to circulate goods between duty-free shops and duty-free warehouses under the management of different municipal and provincial Customs Branches and Customs Departments.
For duty-free shop operators who are separately carrying out Customs procedures for each duty-free shop or duty-free warehouse at Customs Branches managing duty-free shops, the import of cigarettes shall be in accordance with the license issued by Ministry of Industry and Trade for each duty-free shop or duty-free warehouse.
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For duty-free shop operators who have many duty-free shops and duty-free warehouses selecting the implementation of Customs procedures in accordance with Article 22 Decree 167/2016/ND-CP but not having duty-free shops and duty-free warehouses at their head offices, they are permitted to select a site for duty-free shop in the system of sites for their duty-free shops as a site for Customs procedures the same as their head offices.
By Ngoc Linh/Ngoc Loan