Vietnam Customs, UK border force enhance cooperation hinh anh 1At the signing ceremong between the General Department of Vietnam Customs and the UK Border Force (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) –
The General Department of Vietnam Customs and the UK Border Force (UKBF) will further their collaboration under a Memorandum of Understanding inked between the two sides in Hanoi on October 2.

Accordingly, they will work together in education and training, equipment provision, as well as exchange of expertise, experts and science and technology in the field of customs.

The event is expected to help tighten the cooperative ties between Vietnam and the UK in various sectors.

The Vietnamese customs and the UKBF are completing an agreement between the two governments on cooperation and administrative support in customs so as to carry out negotiations in the time ahead. Partners of the Vietnamese customs in the UK, including the UKBF and the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), will join hands to negotiate this important agreement.

Vietnam and the UK have enjoyed robust relations over the past years. They have witnessed sound developments in the bilateral cooperation in economy and trade, particularly after they inked the strategic partnership agreement in 2010.

Last year, two-way trade hit over 6.7 billion USD. In the first seven months of 2019, Vietnam exported 3.26 billion USD worth of products to the European country, up 2.95 percent from the same time last year.

As the UK is the third largest trade partner of Vietnam in Europe, the Vietnamese customs believe that cooperation in the field will make significant contributions to the collaborative ties in economy, trade as well as many other sectors.

The Vietnamese customs, the UKBF, and the HMRC have worked tirelessly to promote the customs relations towards more practical cooperation that brings efficiency to the customs management in each nation./.