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Quang Ninh Customs: strengthening revenue collection in last months of the year

08:18 | 13/10/2019

VCN- In the last months of the year, Quang Ninh Customs Department continues to seek solutions to reduce customs clearance time and costs for businesses and attract businesses to carry out customs procedures, contributing to increasing State budget revenue.  

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Mong Cai Customs officers inspect import and export goods. Photo: Q.H

Revenue from coal increased, petroleum decreased

In 2019, Quang Ninh Customs was assigned by the Ministry of Finance a state budget revenue estimate of VND7,000 billion; the provincial People's Council assigned a target of VND9,000 billion; The General Department of Customs adjusted the target to VND9,700 billion.

According to statistics from Quang Ninh Customs Department, by the beginning of October 2019, the total import-export turnover in the province reached US$7.74 billion, up 5.2% (US$382 million) compared to 2018, and 1,066 enterprises participated in import and export activities. The department has received and processed the procedures via Vietnam Automated Cargo Clearance System and the Vietnam Customs Intelligence Information System (VCIS) for 54,945 declarations, an increase of 5.2% in turnover, increase of 19.4% in enterprises and increase of 20.3% in declarations compared to 2018.

On average, Quang Ninh Customs Department has collected and contributed VND951 billion to the State budget per month. The revenue from import and export taxes in the province still depends on a number of traditional commodities with revenues in thousands of VND, such as imported petroleum, imported coal; raw materials for production of vegetable oil, animal feed, and exported coal.

The leader of the Import and Export Duty Division of Quang Ninh Customs Department said that imported coal is one of the commodities with strong growth as the domestic coal price is higher than the global coal price. The demand for coal of domestic enterprises in 2019 increased sharply to serve the production of electricity, clinker and cement.

Despite the impact of African swine fever, the revenue from raw materials for production of animal feed still increased because enterprises focused on importing high quality raw materials (corn grain) to serve the production of animal feed for poultry and cattle. The revenue from exported coal decreased due to the revenue of The Vietnam National Coal - Mineral Industries Group and its member enterprises; Dong Bac Coal Corporation restricting exports to ensure domestic energy security, as well as the global coal price, so enterprises have difficulty signing export contracts. Revenue from imported petroleum also decreased because of the Government's control (since the end of 2018, Vietnam Oil and Gas Group mainly uses petroleum products of Nghi Son & Dung Quat Refinery).

Specifically, by the end of September 30, revenue from imported coal reached VND2,250.89 billion, an increase of 539% (approximately VND1,898 billion); revenue from raw materials for animal feed production was VND852.02 billion, up 12% (equivalent to VND155 billion) compared to 2018. In addition, revenue from imported petroleum products contributed nearly VND2,404 billion, down 36 % (VND1,375 billion); coal exports contributed VND285.73 billion, down 50% (down VND281 billion) compared to 2018.

Continue to reform and simplify procedures

In the last months of the year, in order to improve competitiveness, encourage and attract businesses to invest, produce and carry out customs procedures, and contribute to increasing State budget revenue, Quang Ninh Customs department has focused on reforming and simplifying administrative procedures in a transparent, convenient and easy manner, reducing customs clearance time and cost for businesses, preventing illicit costs and creating a low-cost business environment. The department has also set a target that the revenue from goods other than petroleum products will increase by 15% compared to 2018.

The department actively advised and proposed the provincial People's Committee solutions to promote import and export activities in border areas, seaports and Van Don Economic Zone to create new revenue sources. Following import and export plans, analyzing and assessing factors affecting business activities of enterprises with large revenues to promptly remove difficulties and obstacles and create favorable conditions for import and export activities.

Quang Ninh Customs continues to send working teams to work with businesses to instruct and solve problems on procedures, storage and preserve goods to attract businesses to carry out import procedures in Quang Ninh. In particular, focusing on enterprises importing steel, wood, fertilizer and chemicals which load and unload in Cua Dua anchoring area and importing enterprises of trucks, semi-trailers of machinery and equipment (including both mining machinery and equipment) across the land border gate. Effectively implement the online public service system, coordinate with commercial banks to collect revenue and implement electronic tax payments, customs clearance 24/7 according to the plan of the General Department of Vietnam Customs. Striving to achieve 100% of the State budget revenue carried out via commercial banks and the 24/7 e-customs clearance system.

By the beginning of October, the Quang Ninh Customs Department collected and contributed to the State budget VND8,559.54 billion, an increase of 11% compared to 2018 (an increase of VND830 billion), reaching 122.27% compared to the target assigned by the Ministry of Finance (VND7,000 billion), reaching 95.1% of the target assigned by the Provincial People's Council (VND9,000 billion) and reaching 88.24% of the adjusted targets assigned by the General Department of Vietnam Customs (VND9,700 billion).

Revenue from seaport areas (excluding petroleum products) reached VND5,274.28 billion and revenue from road area reached VND867.51billion.

By Quang Hung/ Ngoc Loan