Eight More Enterprises Join Priority List of Vietnam Customs

11:24:36 AM | 9/15/2014

 The General Department of Vietnam Customs just announced eight new priority enterprises including Samsung Vina Electronics Co., Ltd; Minh Phu Hau Giang Seafood JSC; Soc Trang Seafood JSC, UMC Vietnam Electronics Co., Ltd; Hoa Sen Group; Hoya Glass Disk Vietnam Co., Ltd; Yazaki Haiphong Vietnam Co., Ltd and Sao Ta Foods JSC.
Speaking at the launch, Deputy General Director Hoang Viet Cuong said the priority enterprises’ programme of the Vietnam Customs is in line with development trends and recommendations of the World Customs Organisation. At the same time this mechanism can also shift the state management approach towards considering businesses as partners rather than objects to be managed.
Mr Cuong also stated, in the future, Vietnam Customs will expand the objects benefited from priority mode, not only direct production units but also businesses involved in international supply chain including port and logistic business.
 In the coming time, the Customs General Department will also submit to the competent authorities for approval and signing of mutual assistance programmes with other countries so that Vietnamese priority enterprises also benefit as their counterparts in countries that Vietnam have signed agreement with.
"The programme shows its superiority, helping businesses save costs and reduce risks and fluctuations in production, thereby enhancing long-term competitive advantage," said Vu Van Thanh, General Director of Hoa Sen Group. According to Mr Thanh, to be prioritised, enterprises must go through rigorous conditions of manufacturing processes, product management, management, observance of the law and contribution to the economic development. Therefore, priority enterprises are a guarantee of fame, helps enterprises build their reputation with customers, partners and the state management agencies.
 Mr Uzawa, General Director of UMC Vietnam Electronics Co., Ltd also expressed his pleasure as his company has been recognized as a priority enterprise. Mr Uzawa confirmed that this event marked the development process, compliance with the laws in general and customs legislation of the company in particular. He believes that the incentives of the programme of the Vietnam Customs will facilitate the company.
Up to now, the Customs General Department has recognized a total of 24 enterprises as prioritised over more than 50,000 enterprises engaged in import and export business, accounting for 23 percent of the total imports and exports of the country. By the end of this year, Vietnam Customs will strive to increase the total number of enterprises recognized as prioritized up to 30.
Le Hien