An e-customs system which is able to deal with declarations within three seconds was carried out at the Bien Hoa customs department in the southern province of Dong Nai on April 14.

The Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System/Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS), the first of its kind implemented in the province, aims to realise the development strategy in the field to 2020 and the plan reforming and modernising customs between 2011 and 2015.

Once operational, the system will better the automated tax calculating function, shorten procedure times and enhance links between ministries and departments.

After a three-month trial period starting on November 15, 2013, up to 18,196 enterprises nationwide have registered to join the system, and 10,154 have run it on a trial basis.

VNACCS/VCIS, worth nearly 2.7 billion JPY (21.2 million USD) funded by the Japanese Government, is scheduled to be fully applied across Vietnam from June 1.

As of April 23, the provincial customs departments of Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Binh Thuan, Long Binh Tan, Thong Nhat and the Long Binh processing zone will put the system into use.

The Customs of Vietnam under the Ministry of Finance started applying this system at departments in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Bac Ninh on April 1.-VNA