VCN- On April 24, the General Department of Vietnam Customs held an online meeting to hear the comments of local customs departments and relevant units on amendments to regulations in draft revised Circular 39/2015/TT-BTC on Customs valuation.
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Director of Import and Export Duty Department of Vietnam Customs, Luu Manh Tuong said the amendment aims to amend regulations on Customs valuation to be consistent with current provisions and help Customs and enterprises implement these regulations in a transparent, simple and convenient manner. They also aim to meet demand for management and anti-trade fraud.
The Import and Export Duty Department has revised 17 articles in Circular 39/2015/TT-BTC and developed the draft revised Circular with four revised key contents, including: amending some the concepts on competency and tasks of the Customs authority in Customs valuation; revising the Customs valuation method and database, criteria for development and supplementation of the list of import and export goods with risks of value.
Tuong said that in May, the Department will continue to gather comments on this amendment from relevant ministries, sectors and the business community, and the draft Circular will be issued by the Ministry of Finance in June. Thus, at this online meeting, the Department wants to listen to opinion from local customs departments and relevant units to complete the draft Circular to submit to the Ministry of Finance.
Local Customs departments appreciated the revised issues and contents and said the Draft Circular has shown shortcomings and should berevised towards being more transparent and convenient in implementing Customs valuation. Comments also focused on specifying a number of concepts “purchase conditions”, “the same quantity” and “the similar goods’’.
Comments also focused on regulations on Customs valuation method for software; additions and royalties and license fees;Customs valuation method for transaction value method of similar imported goods, goods with special relationship; the Customs valuation for some specialised import and export goods such as destroyed goods and express delivery goods.
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For the value calculation for express delivery goods, the representative of Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department said the drafting board should consider regulations on calculation of Customs valuation for express delivery goods based on the declaration of express delivery enterprises in payment receipts, because these goods are mainly declared by express delivery enterprises, the value of goods includes insurance fees, thus it isnot based on the value on the receipt to calculate Customs valuation for express delivery goods. The representative said this item should only be prioritised inCustoms procedures, and must comply with the commodity policy like other items.
For regulations on calculation of Customs valuation for imported software, some local customs departments said the draft circular should study regulations on enterprises importing machinery and equipment with software which was imported, software which was imported by other enterprises, software written by domestic enterprises or software upgraded from used software.
At the meeting all comments were received by the drafting board and it will amend and supplement the Draft revised circular 39/2015/TT-BTC.
By Thu Trang/ Ngoc Loan