As many as 70 European and US enterprises based in the southern province of Binh Duong have entered a dialogue discussing how to overcome difficulties with customs procedures in the locality.

The September 19 meeting was co-hosted by the Customs Department of Binh Duong and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Participants at the event exchanged views on e-customs procedures, tax incentive conditions, customs clearance and the taxable duration for temporary imports set to be re-exported.

Deputy Head of Customs Control and Supervision Division Trinh Huynh Thanh said the e-customs procedure service works around-the-clock and time spending for e-customs declaration has now been reduced to less than 30 minutes.

Relating to customs procedure of temporary import for re-export, Deputy Director General of the provincial Customs Department Nguyen Truong Giang said tax must be paid before the completion of customs procedures of temporary import.

If the tax payment is guaranteed by credit institutions, the due date for tax payment is 15 days since expire dare of temporary import, re-export, Giang added.

The enterprises asked the provincial customs department to organise more dialogues to gradually reform ineffective administrative procedures.

Currently, there are over 250 EU and US enterprises in Binh Duong province, producing mainly electrical products and garment and textile items.-VNA