A dialogue was held on June 26 in Ho Chi Minh City between domestic enterprises working in the city’s export processing and industrial zones and several involved bodies concerning governmental regulation and tax policies.

Attendees included those from the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC), Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing and Industrial Zone Authority (HEPZA) and municipal taxation and customs departments.

During the meeting, tax and customs department representatives gave an overview of changes in tax and custom regulations regarding tax calculations, tax refunds and goods classification.

The departments recommended that enterprises should examine new regulations and actively seek government authority consultations to ensure smooth tax and custom clearance procedures.

The new law on customs allows companies from export processing and industrial zones to request customs bodies for advance declaration of tax prices, item codes and the goods’ country of origin, said an official from the department of customs.

The enterprises are required to make themselves fully aware of e-customs procedures to avoid rejections or mistakes, he added.-VNA