Vietnam Expands E-Customs Services to 12 Offices

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Jul. 14 – The General Department of Customs will offer its e-customs services to 12 more offices as a way of encouraging companies to use the service.

This will bring the total number of offices with the e-customs service around the country to 36. Eventually authorities aim to offer the service in 70 percent of their offices as part of Project 30 to simplify administrative procedures and improve investment process for both foreign and local businesses.

So far, an estimated 1,000 import-export companies have registered for the system but only 885 of those have gone ahead to use it. The e-customs system makes it easier for companies to file customs documents.

An estimated US$13.645 billion of import-export turnover have been filed electronically; comprising 16.38 percent of overall import and export revenues. Customs declaration accounts for 4.1 percent of total import-export customs files received by authorities.

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