Customs officers at work (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has decided on the establishment of the national steering committee on the ASEAN and National One-Stop-Shop (OSS) Customs Mechanism and Trade Facilitation led by Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.

Hue is aided by a deputy minister from the ministries of public security, industry and trade, transport and communication, planning and investment, science and technology, foreign affairs, agriculture and rural development, national defence, finance, natural resources and the environment, information and communications, justice, culture, sports and tourism, construction, public health, and internal affairs; a deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam; a vice chairman of the Government Office; the Chief of the General Customs Department; and leader of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The steering committee is an interdisciplinary agency tasked to assist the Prime Minister in instructing, coordinating, inspecting and organising the implementation of the ASEAN and National One-Stop-Shop (OSS) customs mechanism in line with regulations of the agreement and protocol on building and implementing the ASEAN OSS customs mechanism. It will carry out synchronous measures to facilitate trade and cross-border goods exchange.

It helps the Government and the Prime Minister direct, manage and coordinate ministries and ministerial agencies in building and deploying the ASEAN and National OSS customs mechanism and executing measures to make it easy for cross-border trade.

It is to study revising, supplementing, and abolishing normative documents or building new legal documents serving the operation of the ASEAN and National OSS customs mechanism and the country’s commitments to international treaties to which it is a member.

Besides, it is responsible for guiding and inspecting the implementation of the ASEAN and National OSS customs mechanism and solutions to creating favourable conditions for cross-border trade.-VNA