VCN – Relating to questions from provincial customs departments and enterprises about proof of transport for the case of imported goods transported through territories of one or many countries that are not members of the CPTPP, the General Department of Vietnam Customs offered specific guidance.
|Import - Export activities at Danang port. Photo: N.Linh|
Accordingly, in cases of goods transported through territories of one or many countries that are not members of the CPTPP, but the goods are not stored in a country that is not a member of the CPTPP, customs declarants should provide proof of transport to customs authorities to prove that goods have been intact in the process of origin.
In case goods are transported through the territory of one or many countries that are not members of the CPTPP and the goods are stored in the non-member country, the customs declarant shall submit proof of preservation or customs documents proving that the goods are intact and in the same condition during transportation.
The General Department of Vietnam Customs' guidance is based on the current provisions of law, and at Point d, Clause 1, Article 3.24 of the CPTPP on obligations relating to import stipulating that: "Providing relevant documents such as proof of transport and in the case of storage, archival documents or customs documents in the event that a Party requests proof of the provisions of Article 3.18 Transit and transhipment has been applied.”
By N.Linh/Thanh Thuy