VCN – On March 10, the General Department of Vietnam Customs held a meeting with a number of ministries and members of the working group about implementing Decree 99/NQ-CP of the Government to continue suggesting for the project of reforming the model of checking qualities and imported food safety.
|Scene of the meeting. Photo: N.Linh|
Implementing Decree No.02/NQ-CP dated January 1st, 2020 and Decree No.99/NQ-CP dated November 13th, 2019 of the Government about assigning the Ministry of Finance to chair the development of the project of improving specialised inspection by following the direction that customs authority acts as focal point for specialised inspection at border gates, the General Department of Vietnam Customs (Ministry of Finance) is developing the draft project named "Reforming the model of checking quality, food safety for imported goods”.
Deputy General Director of Vietnam Customs Mai Xuan Thanh said this meeting would continue to listen to ministries and working group members to finalise the draft project before submitting to the Government.
According to Deputy Director General Mai Xuan Thanh, based on the results of the meeting on February 19, 2020 chaired by the Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, the Ministry of Finance established a working group to implement the Government's direction on reforming specialised inspection of import and export goods on February 25, 2020.
The drafting members also received comments from ministries, sectors and experts at the meeting relating to this issue to continue completing the draft. It aimed to bring into reality directions of the Government and the Prime Minister on reforming specialised inspection and apply to implementation.
In the framework of this meeting, all delegates supported the Government's reform policy to reduce the focal point in specialised inspection of import and export goods. At the same time, delegates also participated in many contents in the draft project such as evaluate the situation, implementation plan and legal basis.
Deputy General Director Mai Xuan Thanh said after this meeting, the Ministry of Finance (General Department of Vietnam Customs) would quickly send documents to ministries for comments on the draft. In particular, one of the important contents was the specific evaluation of the ministries on the situation and the results achieved by the ministries in the past time. "The reform model would be based on best practices and regulations in current legal documents to apply and unify the management and implementation," the Deputy General Director of Vietnam Customs stressed.
According to the drafting committee, the draft project was built based on the principle of following closely directives and orientations of the Government and Prime Minister for many years regarding comprehensive reform of management and specialised inspection for imported goods.
To reform the specialised inspection of imported goods to facilitate enterprises but still ensuring effectiveness of State management on the quality of imported goods, protecting life and health of people, environmental protection and national security.
At the same time, ensuring full and effective application of risk management principles in accordance with international practices and conventions/agreements were signed by Vietnam.
In particular, the orientation in the draft project did not change the role of line ministries in specialised management.
By N.Linh/Thanh Thuy