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Hanoi (VNA) – A connection between the national one-stop-shop (OSS) customs portal and the portal of the Defence Ministry was launched at a ceremony in Hanoi on July 21, bringing benefits in administrative management, trade fraud prevention and national security and sovereignty safeguarding.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said the Defence Ministry is the tenth among 14 ministries to have linked with the national portal, which is working to process 34 administrative procedures.

The connection between the two portals will help ensure consistence in handling administrative procedures at border stations and border gates, he noted.

It contributes to expanding the application of the OSS mechanism at seaports nationwide, facilitating the Defence Ministry’s processing of procedures related to export-import goods and means of transport, he added.

This is also part of efforts to better the business climate and improve national competitiveness, towards further simplifying administrative procedure, he stressed.

By 2020, all the administrative procedures concerning State management for export-import goods, passengers and vehicles are set to be processed through online public services within the national OSS customs mechanism, so as to make Vietnam take the lead in ASEAN in terms of the time for customs clearance, the deputy PM said.

The Defence Ministry was asked to direct the Border Guard High Command and relevant agencies to continue expanding administrative procedure services related to the ministry’s functions, towards applying all 13 administrative procedures of the Ministry nationwide by 2030.

According to Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Border Guard High Command Major General Nguyen Van Nam, up to seven border gates and seaports have connected to the national OSS customs portal so far.

These received 2,864 customs declarations, and processed customs clearance for 1,864 vehicles, 33,379 sailors, and 680 passengers from April 29-May 30.

All businesses operating in sea transportation can complete entry and exit formalities and those related to sea vessels in transit, as well as access freight information at the national one-stop-shop customs portal www.vnsw.gov.vn.-VNA