November 15, 2019 05:37

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Electronicising specialised inspection procedures

14:31 | 15/07/2019

VCN- As a focal point, coordinating with relevant ministries to reform specialised management and inspection, the General Department of Vietnam Customs has taken the initiative in collaborating with ministries to achieve remarkable results.

electronicizing many specialised inspection procedures Many commodities overlap in specialised inspection
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electronicizing many specialised inspection procedures 25 commodity groups were still overlapped when conducting specialized inspection
electronicizing many specialised inspection procedures
Customs inspection at the North Thang Long Industrial Park. Photo: N.L

The Ministry of Finance (the General Department of Vietnam Customs) continues to coordinate with ministries and sectors in reviewing legal regulations and synthesising problems of enterprises. Specifically, ministries and sectors have amended 84 of 87 documents, accounting for 97 percent (under Decision 2026/QD-TTg) and amended and supplemented nine of 29 documents, accounting for 31 percent (under Decision 1254/QD-TTg).

The electronicisation of specialised inspection procedures has achieved outstanding results. Currently, 13 ministries and sectors have connected and 174 procedures updated to the National Single Window system with total number of administrative dossiers processed on the system 2.2 million dossiers and the participation of more than 29,800 enterprises.

According to data updated to March 2019, the proportion of goods subject to specialised inspection has decreased by 12,600 items (from 82,698 in 2015 to 70,087 items).

In addition to cutting the list, the ministries and sectors have also implemented solutions like changing the inspection method, applying risk management in inspection, changing the time for inspection for many items from the pre-customs clearance audit to post clearance audit, increasing subjects subject to inspection exemption, transparency of the list of goods attached HS codes and abolishing inappropriate regulations.

In addition, the General Department of Vietnam Customs has listed products and goods subject to specialised inspection of many agencies and units. As a result, 25 product and goods groups have been overlapped in the specialised inspection, equivalent to 1,012 lines of goods according to HS codes at the eight-digit level, and equivalent to 1,501 items detailed by specific names.

Despite the results, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said specialised inspection still has many limitations and obstacles and has not reached the goals, specifically, some ministries and sector have not yet drastically and urgently perform their tasks; the coordination in reviewing the list of goods subject to specialised inspection still has limitations and there are many legal regulations on specialised inspection and management. Some ministries and sectors have slowly issued guiding circulars which cause difficulties for enterprises and relevant agencies.

By Ngoc Linh/ Ngoc Loan