Tax, Customs Officers Involved in Bribery of Tenma Vietnam Suspended from Work

9:50:37 AM | 2/6/2020

On May 26, 2020, the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam issued two official letters suspending the work of officials for suspicions of involving Tenma Vietnam’s bribery case in Bac Ninh province.

In Official Letter 6170/BTC-TCCB, the Minister of Finance requested the General Director of the General Department of Taxation to suspend tax inspectors involved in the case from work for 15 days.

Similarly, in Official Letter 6169/BTC-TCCB, the Minister of Finance requested the Director of the General Department of Customs to suspend customs inspectors involved in the case from work for 15 days.

The official letters also stated that if a unit leader is suspended from work for inspection, the General Director of the General Department of Vietnam Customs shall assign a unit leader in place of him.

Previously, local press and social media reported on a bribery case in connection with Tenma Vietnam Company (a subsidiary of Japanese Tenma Company located in Bac Ninh Province).

Upon receipt of this information, the Ministry of Finance set up an inspection panel on May 25, 2020 to inspect the Bac Ninh Tax Department, the Bac Ninh Customs Department and related organizations and individuals in connection with this case.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum