VCN- With the volume of goods accounting for 70% of import and export goods in Ho Chi Minh City, to facilitate the import and export goods through Cat Lai port, Sai Gon Customs Branch of Zone 1 has coordinated with port operators for implementation.
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|Customs and port operators coordinate to facilitate enterprises. Photo: T.H|
Coordinate to shorten Customs clearance time
In 2019, Cat Lai Port expects to hit a record 5 million TEUs of goods through the port. According to Nguyen Nang Toan, Deputy General Director of Sai Gon New Port Corporation, in the first five months of 2019, the volume of goods through Cat Lai Port maintained a growth rate of 10%.
To create favourable environment for goods imported and exported through Cat Lai Port, in addition to investing in equipment and applying software in services, the Sai Gon New Port Corporation has worked with the Customs to deploy procedures and schemes on customs modernisation to shorten customs clearance time for enterprises. Recently, Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department and Sai Gon New Port Corporation have deployed the scheme “Customs procedures in logistics and prevention of congestion of goods at Cat Lai Port” for the purpose of Customs clearance at the port. It is part of efforts to reform, modernise and facilitate trade for enterprises which were prepared in many previous months by the two units. The two units have coordinated in planning of yards, classifying enterprises and goods to clear goods in the fastest manner fro enterprises with high revenue and authorised economic operators.
Sai Gon Customs Branch of Zone 1 and the Sai Gon New Port Corporation have effectively coordinated in performing their tasks. “The signing of the coordination regulations is a step to concretise tasks and duties of each party to perform the work in the best manner and support the Customs and port operators in closely controlling goods, especially, backlogged goods, imported scrap as well as creating the most favourable conditions for import and export goods in and out of the port," Toan said.
Together with the implementation of the automated system for Customs management and automated system for Customs clearance of the Customs, Cat Lai Port is the first port in Vietnam deploying e-Port which process online procedures and payment for all container delivery options; deploying e-delivery orders (EDO) for shipping lines, which creates a revolution in modernisation and reduces procedures for delivery at ports with shipping lines and provides maximum supports to customers.
|Customs clearance time for goods imported and exported at Cat Lai Port will be shortened. Photo: T.H|
By Le Thu/Ngoc Loan