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Hanoi (VNA) – The customs sector has put into operation 10 specialised inspection units in eight areas, an official told a press conference in Hanoi on August 16 on improving the efficiency of inspection on imports and exports.

The areas include Hai Phong port’s border gate, Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports, Tan Thanh border gate in northern Lang Son province, Mong Cai border gate in northern Quang Ninh province, Da Nang port, Kim Thanh international border gate in bordering Lao Cai province, and Dung Quat customs agency in central Quang Ngai province.

Nguyen Quang Son from the General Department of Customs’ Department of Customs Supervision and Management said the units will help cut customs clearance time, business costs and contribute to administrative reform.

Launched in September 2015, the national single window (NSW) has so far connected with 10 ministries and agencies with 33 procedures out of hundreds involving imports and exports.

The NSW is designed to reduce customs clearance time for businesses by 15-30 percent and increase their connectivity and information exchanges with State-run management agencies.

Vietnam has conducted successful technical connection with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore through the ASEAN Single Window-VNA