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Customs to streamline procedures

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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has asked relevant ministries and agencies to continue implementing the ASEAN one door mechanism as part of Vietnam's commitment to the bloc and for the interests of the country.

Cooperation among relevant ministries and agencies relating to the import and export of commodities remained limited, wasting time and affecting customs clearance for commodities, he told a meeting of the National Steering Committee on the ASEAN one door mechanism, and the national one door customs mechanism on August 7.

The implementation of the programme remained slow and some ministries and agencies failed to fulfill their tasks, he said.

Ninh stressed that joint inspections between relevant ministries and agencies would help facilitate import and export activities at border crossings.

He also urged for the prompt implementation of the national one door customs portal.

According to the committee, the ministries of industry and trade, finance and transport have piloted the national one door customs mechanism for procedures relating to exit and entry activities and sea vessels in transit at international ports in Ho Chi Minh City and the northern port of Hai Phong city, relating to e-customs procedures and procedures in granting commodities' origin certificates for export goods following an agreement on preferential tariffs for goods imported and exported among ASE AN member states.

The committee plans to create a project on piloting a model of joint commodity inspection among relevant ministries and agencies at border crossings.-VNA
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