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Provisions on coordination in preventing and investigating smuggling

15:53 | 01/02/2018

 VCN- The Government has issued Decree 12/2018/ND-CP amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree 01/2015/ND-CP dated 2nd January 2015 detailing Customs areas and responsibility for coordination in preventing and combating smuggling and illegal transport of goods across borders.  

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Of which, provisions on coordination in preventing, investigating and setting up dossier and handling violations are amended and supplemented. Specifically, the Customs has responsibility for coordinating and assisting border guards, maritime police, public security, market management and other relevant agencies to take measures to prevent, investigate, set up dossier and handle violations related to import and export activities upon request.

In the process of taking measures to prevent, investigate, make dossier and handle violations upon the Customs request; the public security, border guards, maritime police, market management and other relevant agencies shall have responsibility for coordinating in force and assisting on material facilities to implement body searches and inspect means of transport, objects, places for hiding exhibits, means of transport under administrative procedures, and escort of offenders. Collaborating and assisting in force and means for collecting testimony, information, material, evidence, expanding investigation, setting up special cases, collaborating in making dossier, and handling violation cases.

The Decree supplements provisions on coordination in propaganda and dissemination of policies and laws. Specifically, in the areas of Customs operations, pursuant to the task and competence; the Customs shall chair and coordinate with People's Committees of all levels, public security, border guards, maritime police, market management and other relevant agencies to disseminate policies and laws related to the prevention and fight against smuggling and illegal transport across border gates.

The new Decree also replaces an Appendix in the Government’s Decree 01/2015/NĐ-CP dated 2nd January 2015, on areas of Customs operations in land border gates and inland waterway ports in borders.

The Decree will take effect on 10th March 2018.

By Huong Diu/Ngoc Loan