VCN- On July 27th 2017, the General Department of Vietnam Customs issued a Dispatch No. 5009/TCHQ-GSQL to send Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department guiding and removing obstacles related to the implementation of Prime Minister’s Decision 15/2017/QD-TTg to facilitate Customs clearance of enterprises.
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Accordingly, Customs clearance site for goods under the list enclosing with Decision No.15 is stipulated as follows: Raw materials, supplies, machinery and equipment imported for processing and manufacturing of goods for export is specified in Point a, Clause 1, Article 58 of Circular No. 38/2015/TT-BTC.
Accordingly, enterprises may implement import procedures at one of the Customs branches : The Customs Branch in the same areas with the importer’s headquarter, branch or manufacturing facility; The Customs Branch at import border gate or The Customs Branch at the ICD; The Customs Branch in charge of goods processed and manufactured for export affiliated to the Customs Departments in the same province with the manufacturing facility or the checkpoint of import.
Raw materials, supplies, machinery and equipment imported for manufacturing of goods for domestic consumption is specified in Clause 2, Article 2 Decision No.15/2017/QD-TTg, enterprises may implement Customs procedures at Customs Branch at import border gate or Customs Branch in the same areas with manufacturer or manufacturing facility. The imported duty-free goods for investment projects shall be implemented under Section 2 of Circular 38 of Ministry of Finance.
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Accordingly, enterprises implement Customs procedures at Customs Branches where they register the list of duty-free goods or Customs Branches at border gates in charge of goods storage site, place of destination on Bill of lading, transport contract or Customs Branch in charge of investment goods under Customs Department where goods are imported. Particularly, Customs procedures for imported goods for consumption business must be carried out at the Customs Branch at import border gates.
Besides, the General Department of Vietnam Customs also requested Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department to examine contents which were reflected by the press. If detecting Customs officers who do not comply with the regulations and deliberately annoy and harass and cause difficulties for enterprises in the implementation of Customs procedures, the Department will handle the responsibility of relevant units and individuals as per regulations.
By Le Thu/Ngoc Loan