VCN - Regarding the implementation of Decision 15/2017/QD-TTG of Prime Minister on the list of goods required to follow Customs procedures at import border gate, the Ministry of Finance has reported problems arising to the Prime Minister
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Earlier, during the implementation of Decision 15 / QD-TTg, both local businesses and local Customs have encountered problems relating to regulation on “import border gate” – Is it a place where goods is imported or port of arrival on the bill of lading?
The Ministry of Finance proposed a specific explanation of the concept of “import border gate" in the direction that only allows consignments with the port of arrival shown on the bill of lading as seaports and airports to be shifted border gates. If the port of arrival shown on the bill of lading is an ICD, the border gate shifting will not allow. In particular, “a, For transportation by sea or air, the import border gate is port of arrival shown on the bill of lading is seaport or airport (excluding ICD);
b, For transportation by railway, the import border gate is the international railway station where goods arrive;
c, For transportation by road or, river, the import gate is border gates where the imported goods moves to the territory of Vietnam.
For buoy, inland waterway and ICD of Phuoc Long Port Co., Ltd and ICD My Dinh: Continuing to follow the guidance of the Prime Minister in Official Dispatch 415 / OG-KTTH 2011; Official Dispatch 789 / TTg-KTTH of 2014 and Official Dispatch 3571 / VPCP-KTTH of 2017.
For goods sent via postal or courier services, due to lack of legal documents stipulating the post office or courier office as the border gate (goods is normally transported by air or road, then transported to post office or courier office), there are problems arising when implementing Decision 15/2017 / QD-TTg. Specifically, if Customs procedures are implemented at the border gate Customs Branch, this will make it difficult for the consignee, affect the business operations of the courier enterprises, and raise time and costs.
According to the Ministry of Finance, the characteristics of express and postal goods are small and odd packages, mainly for non-commercial purposes such as: Gifts, presents, samples, and goods for production requiring the fast transportation and quick clearance time
Therefore, the Ministry of Finance proposed the Prime Minister that Customs procedures for a number of goods such as cigarettes, cigars, alcohol, beer, goods subject to animal quarantine, aquatic quarantine or phytosanitary sent via postal and courier services are carried out at the postal Customs branches.
Based on the instruction of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance shall issue documents to guide local enterprises and Customs and study to develop specific regulations in revised Government's Decree No.8 / 2015 / ND-CP.
Over the past time, implementing Decision 15/2017 / QD-TTg (from July 1, 2017), the Ministry of Finance (General Department of Customs) also have issued some documents to remove problems for local enterprises and Customs.
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By Ngoc Linh/ Huyen Trang