Vietnam to Implement Single Window Customs Mechanism
Sept. 19 – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to simplify procedures concerning exporting, importing, and transiting goods and means of transport in the period 2011- 2014 by implementing the “National Single Window Customs Mechanism” pilot program.
The new system will allow all stakeholders involved in importation and exportation to submit or send standardized information and documents to the single processing unit. New regulations should significantly shorten the time needed for required formalities.
The first organizations and agencies that will apply the mechanism include those of the ministries of Finance, Industry and Trade, Transport, Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, National Resources and Environment, and relevant state agencies in localities.
The “single window” mechanism includes a list of procedures and the use of e-payments for taxes. It should by fully operative by December 2014.
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