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One commodity list regulated in 42 documents

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VCN - Overlapping is one of the shortcomings in the specialized management for imported – exported goods, one commodity list is regulated in 42 documents, including documents from 2004 such as the list of plant varieties permitted for production and business in Vietnam.

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North Hanoi Customs officers inspected imported – exported goods. Photo: N. Linh

This is one of the issues mentioned by the Ministry of Finance in the recent letter sent to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Ministry of Finance said that many lists of the commodity subject to specialized management are regulated in many documents by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. For example, the list of fisheries subject to specialized management is regulated in Circular No. 04/2015 / TT-BNNPTNT; Decision 13 / QD-BNN-TCTS in 2016; Decision 38/2008 / QD-BNN and Decision 57/2008 / QD-BNN. These regulations are duplicative and inconsistent.

The list of plant varieties permitted for production and business in Vietnam is currently regulated in 42 documents, including documents from 2004 (such as Decision 74/2004 / QD-BNN of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the promulgation of the list of plant varieties permitted for production and business).

According to the Ministry of Finance, the overlapping in the document system has caused problems for both the Customs and enterprises in the application. Therefore, the Ministry of Finance proposed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to review, unify and standardize the lists subject to specialized management to facilitate enterprises and Customs in the search and application.

The list of imported – exported goods and goods in transit subject to the specialized management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development must be enclosed with the codes, standards, inspection methods in conformity with the Vietnam export, and import classification nomenclature issued together with Circular 65/2017 / TT-BTC.

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In addition, the Ministry of Finance requested the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to study and fundamentally change methods of management and inspection for exported and imported goods in the direction of implementing the management principles on the basis of risk assessment of imported and exported goods and assessment of enterprise’s compliance; applying authorized economic operator policy; moving the inspection time to the inspection of the goods has been cleared (except for food safety inspection for high-risk imported goods).

By Ngoc Linh/ Huyen Trang