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Binh Duong (VNA) – The Binh Duong Customs Department has announced that it has defined two key tasks to collect import and export taxes of 12.9 trillion VND (roughly 562 million USD) as assigned by the Ministry of Finance for this year.

Deputy head of the department Le Van Danh said the tasks include intensifying the efficiency of the state management over import-export activities and supporting exporting enterprises.

In order to intensify the efficiency, the department will focus of a number of measures such as continuing to maintain the stability of the electronic customs clearance system and to utilise modern supervision equipment such as container scanners and cameras. Besides, the national one-window system and the online public services will also be applied, along with the post-clearance checks, electronic tax payment and business management on the basis of risk management.

As for the support to enterprises, Binh Duong authorities will take heed to ideas of firms so as to untangle the knots for them, thus facilitating their operation. A modern customs management will also be applied to reduce the time and costs enterprises have to spend in the customs clearance process.

Relevant authorities of the province will continue joining hands with associations and branches of enterprises of Japan, Republic of Korea and Taiwan (China) in holding dialogues to provide them with updates of legal documents related to import and export activities, and to removes obstacles encountered by enterprises.

According to the Binh Duong Customs Department, in the first half of this year, it collected 6.662 trillion VND, representing 51.64 percent of its yearly plan and increasing 7.96 percent over the amount it collected in the same period last year. Nearly 4,900 enterprises cleared their dossiers at the department, 5.84 percent higher year-on-year.
 
Also in the period of time under review, the value of the exports and imports handled by the department topped 20 million USD, an increase of 13.10 percent over the figure recorded in the same period of 2017.-VNA