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Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi’s Customs Department has announced that it collected 21.5 trillion VND (around 947.1 million USD) for the State budget as of December 29, up 4 percent from the estimated figure of 20.65 trillion VND. 

Till December 31, it expects to collect an additional 300 billion VND (13.2 million USD), raising the total to 21.8 trillion VND (some 960.3 million USD), marking a 5 percent increase from the estimate.

Tran Dai Thang, head of the department’s Export-Import Tax Office, attributed the revenue growth to the policy of moving cross-border customs and logistics procedures to My Dinh inland clearance depot from July 1, 2017, enabling more firms and border gates to transfer goods.

The sector also attracted more 130 enterprises, 15 agents and three contractors to do customs clearance procedures, thus accomplishing assigned tasks this year, he said./.