As many as 28,948 enterprises nationwide, or nearly 93 percent of those conducting import-export activities, have used e-customs service since it was officially launched earlier this year.

The procedures were processed by all 34 customs departments across the country during the first two months of the year, according to the General Department of Customs.

A total of 696,218 customs declarations were computerised, helping with an import-export volume of 33 billion USD, which accounted for nearly 92 percent of the country’s total figure.

E-customs was piloted in 2005 in the northern port city of Hai Phong and HCM City , under the Government’s Decision 149.

The procedures have so far been handled at 90 customs sub-departments across 20 cities and provinces nationwide, including Hanoi, central Da Nang city, and the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong, which house a large number of FDI projects.-VNA