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Vietnam Customs issues regulation about inspection and internal control of customs procedures

11:01 | 01/01/2017

VCN – The General Director of the General Department of Customs issued Decision No. 4398/QĐ-TCHQ about regulations about inspection and internal control in implementing Customs procedures, inspections, and Customs supervision.  This Decision will be valid on January 1st 2017.

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Through the regulation test and internal control each management level always get overall picture and detail of implementing Customs management. Photo: N. Linh

The objective is to help each management level to understand the general situation and detail about implementing the Customs management task under the actual processing time of Customs procedures incurred in the assigned area and field in order to detect in time any signs of improper performance of regulation, procedure and process, deflecting expressions of corporate and executed staff for intervention directly in time. So they can reorganize, recognize and handle immediately the phenomenon or risk when it has first signs. Through this, Customs authorities at all levels could ensure the implementation of Customs procedures within the framework of law and fulfill the duties as stipulated in the Customs Law.

Regulations on inspection and internal controls apply to all Customs officers when performing Customs procedures, inspection and Customs supervision of exports, imports and transit goods; and mean of transport on exit, entry, transit and professional activities of the Customs Branch, Customs Department and General Department of Customs.

According to this regulation, the purpose of inspection and internal controls is monitoring law compliance of Customs officers when performing Customs procedures, inspection and supervision in order to ensure proper implementation of the provisions of Customs law, law of export and import duty, and professional processes in guiding the implementation of current Customs procedures, inspection and supervision.

Detecting timely signs of violations and breaches related to the implementation of Customs procedures, inspection and supervision of Customs officers in order to have solutions for handling and prevention in time.

Furthermore, detecting trends and signs of irregularities in export, import, exit, entry or transit; the process of implementation of Customs procedures, inspection and supervision to timely measures to prevent the potential risks and advise and propose amendments and supplements to the related legal policy.

The inspection and internal controls are performed simultaneously at three levels: General Department of Customs, Customs Department and Customs Branch that meets the following requirements:

The inspection and internal control must be done daily, simultaneously with the implementation of Customs procedures through the tracking, monitoring and analyzing data on the centralized information technology system of Customs, camera surveillance system, GPS navigation, image of container scanners, baggage scanners and information from the hotline of Customs authorities:

Customs Branches are responsible for inspection and internal controls of the operations of the entire unit with the implementation of Customs procedures, inspection and supervision of public servants in the Customs Branch;

Customs Department is responsible for inspection and internal controls of the entire operations of the Customs Branch;

General Department of Customs is responsible for inspecting and internal controls of the entire operations of the Customs Departments of provinces and cities nationwide.

The inspection and control procedures are aimed to identify abnormal changes in the implementation of Customs procedures at the unit, thereby determining the cause and having appropriate remedial measures to ensure the prevention and timely preventive acts of fraud and smuggling; detecting the expression or negative behavior or improper implementation procedures and regulations of the executing officers to take timely remedial measures.

By N.Linh/Thanh Thuy