VCN – From 1/1/2018, the foreign trade management Law is valid. One of the notable articles is related to cargo management in private customs area.
|Hai Phjong Customs officers inspected and checked seal on import-export container. Photo: T.Bình|
In the Law, the issue of cargo management in private customs area is stipulated from Article No.56 to No.59
Specifically, Article No. 56 stated the application of export cargo management measures in private customs area. In particular, the application of foreign trade management measures for goods brought from the private customs area to foreign countries as normally like goods brought from inland to abroad; no foreign trade control measures shall be applied to goods brought from the inland into the customs area. However, goods brought from the inland into private customs area shall be subject to supervision by Customs authorities in accordance with the Customs law and other relevant laws.
At the same time, the control measures for export goods applied only to the private customs area.
Article No.57, will apply imported goods management measures to cargo in private customs area.
In particular, the application of foreign trade management measures for goods brought from private customs area into the inland as normally like goods brought from abroad into the Vietnamese territory.
Moreover, the law does not apply foreign trade management measures, except the prohibition of import or suspend the import, and the quarantine for goods brought from abroad into private customs area. However, goods brought from abroad into private customs area must be subject to supervision by the customs authorities in accordance with the customs legislation and other relevant laws.
At the same time, it only applies once for those management measures of import goods in private customs area.
Furthermore, in the Article No. 58 regarding management measures for trading goods between each private Customs area, it stipulated that the measure would not apply for goods trading and transporting between private customs area.
On the other hand, the movement of goods between private customs areas is subject to supervision by the customs authorities in accordance with the customs legislation and other relevant laws.
The article 59 provides for the exception case in relation to the management of goods in private customs area. Accordingly, in cases where it is necessary to combat trade frauds and illegal transshipment, the Prime Minister shall permit the application or non-application of one or several foreign trade management measures to goods specified in Articles No.56, No. 57 and No. 58.
|According to the Law on Foreign Trade Management: private customs areas are defined as geographical areas in the Vietnamese territory, which are established in accordance with the provisions of Vietnamese law and treaties where Socialist Republic Countries have trade relations and exchange of goods with the remaining territories and foreign countries, with which they have import and export relations.|
By Thái Bình/Thanh Thuy