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Deputy Minister of Finance Vu Thi Mai asks Customs sector to strive to exceed 5 percent of the revenue target

13:39 | 17/07/2019

VCN- Deputy Minister of Finance Vu Thi Mai asked the Customs sector to strive to exceed 5 percent of the revenue target at a meeting to review the performance of the tasks in the first half of the year and deploy the tasks in the second half of 2019, held on July 15.  

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Deputy Minister of Finance addressed the meeting. Photo: T.B

Deputy Minister of Finance Mai appreciated the performance of the Customs sector in the first half of the year and said the positive achievements contributed significantly to the general results of the finance sector.

The Deputy Minister reviewed operations such as accomplishing schemes on development of policies, implementing revenue collection, reforming administrative procedures and facilitating trade, preventing smuggling and trade fraud, maintaining discipline, and training human resources which have been promoted by the General Department of Vietnam Customs and achieved positive results.

In terms of plans for task performance in the second half of the year, the General Department of Vietnam Customs should focus on developing schemes on policies and mechanisms promptly, reviewing and developing quality contents. With a large volume of legal documents that need to be amended and supplemented, it is difficult to ensure the schedule and quality of documents. To do this, the Deputy Minister said the units under the General Department of Vietnam Customs should supervise the development schedule of schemes and enhance efficiency of comments and carefully develop polices, clearly identify the progress and strictly control implementation.

For the task of revenue collection, appreciating the solutions conducted by the Customs sector, Mai said units should implement solutions to strive to exceed 5 percent of the assigned revenue target.

Regarding the reform and modernisation, Mai said the Customs sector has been effectively reformed, this result has been highly appreciated by the Government and leaders of the Ministry of Finance. However, she requested the General Department of Vietnam Customs to focus on redesigning the IT system as anI urgent demand to enhance the efficiency of customs management and handle problems in the Customs sector.

In addition, customs modernisation should promote the role of the Ministry of Finance and the Customs sector in implementing the National Single Window and ASEAN Single Window, urge ministries and sectors to speed up progress of this system to further facilitate trade.

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For anti-smuggling and trade fraud, the Deputy Minister Vu Thi Mai said the Customs sector has asserted a leading position in this operation. However, the Deputy Minister asked to promote the results and coordinate to develop projects, the Customs sector should provide solutions to enhance prevention and seize banned goods, counterfeit goods, tighten security and safety of the national economy.

For capacity building, the Deputy Minister said Customs has reviewed and arranged forces and developed criteria to assess the work of Customs officers. However, it should enhance staff training in combination with the shifting working position and strengthen retraining to enhance qualification, which is a regular task, especially in the context where the management policies and procedures are always changing.

The Customs sector should promote inspection, internal inspection and maintain discipline.

By Thu Trang/Ngoc Loan