The customs agency has performed well its role as coordinator for the ASEAN Single Window and National Single Window in 2014, it was reported at the agency’s year-end online meeting on December 25.

The Vietnam General Department of Customs has connected the Ministries of Finance, Transport and Industry & Trade on schedule, while putting the Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System/Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS) into operation at all its units nationwide by mid December.

The system has served 49,880 enterprises, processing 5.17 million customs declarations with a total import-export value of 182.45 billion USD.

Customs officers had detected 18,448 law violations in the field involving more than 400 billion VND (18.7 million USD) worth of goods during the year.

In particular, the sector submitted the draft law on customs to the National Assembly for approval in June and is working on related guidance documents.

The department also collected 243.81 trillion VND (11.4 billion USD) for the State budget, which were equal to 108.4 percent of the estimate.

Next year, the agency plans to step up its efforts to link more ministries and agencies to the national single window towards the ASEAN Single Window.-VNA