Last updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Customs Authorities to Audit Autos, Wine, Beer, Electronics ProductsPosted: Monday, March 13, 2017
In the coming time, the customs sector will focus on auditing key enterprises, fields, commodities, high-risk commodities, products with suspicious codes, values and C/O.
In order to enhance auditing efficiency, the General Department of Vietnam Customs will issue post-clearance audit plans to assess regulatory compliance of customs declarers in 2017 while directing post-clearance audit forces to complete budget collection tasks in the year expected to equal or exceed the value in 2016 (nearly VND2,600 billion).
Notably, the post-clearance audit forces will focus on examining enterprises named in the list of enterprises forced to be post-clearance audit as well as key items like automobiles, wine, beer, cigarettes, electronics, refrigeration, sanitary equipment, glass and steel. According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, from the beginning of the year to February 15, the customs sector conducted 286 post-clearance audits, including 67 audits at working offices of customs declarers (equal to 146 per cent in 2016). Based on audit results, customs authorities decided to collect VND149.23 billion of taxes (equivalent to 158 per cent in the same period of 2016) and collected VND99.04 billion for the State Budget (equal to 123 per cent year on year). In 2016, to carry out directions from the Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the post-clearance audit forces intensified inspections into imported goods with high value, high tariff and high entry frequency. Typical items included vehicles, especially luxury brands such as Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce.