ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan World

ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan

Economic ministers in ASEAN member states and Japan approved the ASEAN - Japan Economic Resilience Action Plan at a virtual meeting chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on July 29, as part of the efforts to promote solidarity between the two sides in combating COVID-19.
E-issuance of certificates of origin piloted Business

E-issuance of certificates of origin piloted

The Ministry of Industry and Trade officially launched the pilot electronic certificate of origin (C/O) issuance system on May 14, part of efforts to enhance administrative reform and support exporters.
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Expanded e-customs procedures urged

The customs sector should expand the electronic customs procedures to facilitate import-export and commercial activities, a customs official has said.


The expansion of electronic customs procedures should include special preferential businesses and the application of digital signatures in the exchange of electronic information, said Nguyen Tran Hieu, deputy head of the Department of Customs Information Technology and Statistics.

By 2015 the sector will have received information on electronic customs clearance (e-Declaration), and basic information on declaring goods and relevant documents to gradually shift to clearing customs before the arrival of goods (e-Manifest).