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How to handle the shipment of frozen chicken feet backlogging for over 2 years?

19:18 | 22/12/2018

VCN – Two containers of frozen chicken feet imported to Cat Lai port since 2016. Due to the recipient being an enterprise owing debt and has run away from their business registration address, those chicken feet are currently in Cat Lai port.

how to handle the shipment of frozen chicken feet backlogging for over 2 years
Import - Export goods at Cat Lai port. Photo: T.H

Recently, the General Department of Vietnam Customs has issued a guideline to instruct HCM City Customs Department related to re-export and cancel the declaration of frozen chicken feet.

These two containers of frozen chicken feet weigh more than 50 tons and arrived at Cat Lai port in early November of 2016, the recipient is Asia Join Co., Ltd, with the registered business address at 475D Le Trong Tan, Son Ward Ky, Tan Phu District, HCM City.

In order to complete procedure for this shipment, Asia Join Co., Ltd, opened two import declarations, with a tax amount of nearly 270 million VND. However, at this time, Asia Join Co., Ltd, was being applied coercive measurement to disallow importing goods by HCM City Customs Department due to owing a tax debt of over 4.5 billion VND. Along with that, this enterprise is no longer operating at that business registration address. Therefore, the shipment of frozen chicken feet cannot be cleared.

It is known that the carrier has revised the manifest for a new importer in order to propose to the customs authorities for re-exporting all of the over 5 tons of frozen chicken feet as mentioned above.

Thus, in order to handle the above shipment, the General Department of Vietnam Customs requested the HCM City Customs Department to coordinate with the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Customs Department to check the dossiers and vouchers presented by enterprises when declaring and supplementing the manifest in order to determine the legality of the declaration of supplementing manifest of the enterprise.

On the basis of relevant dossiers and documents, if the declaration, supplement manifest of the enterprise complies and meeting the regulation requirments, and has no sign of tax evasion, then the customs authority will process re-export procedure for the enterprises in accordance with law.

By N.Linh/Thanh Thuy