Getting Ready to Connect Plant Quarantine Certificates through ASW

10:50:28 AM | 5/13/2019

The General Department of Customs and the Plant Protection Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) will coordinate the implementation of tasks to begin the exchange of pilot plant quarantine certificates through the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) between Vietnam and Indonesia.

Since January 1st, 2018, there have been 05 countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, officially exchanging certificates of origin form D (C/O form D) through ASW. According to the latest data, as of April 25, 2019, the total number of C/O form D that Vietnam sent is nearly 135 thousand and received is nearly 76 thousand C/O. In particular, Indonesia has the largest number of 56.3 thousand C/O sent and 33.4 thousand C/O received; Malaysia has 18.9 thousand C/O and 33.8 thousand C/O respectively.

The advantage of implementing via ASW for the exchange of certificates of origin (C/O) is the application and issuance of online C/O; if member countries have an agreement, online C/O will replace paper C/O and all adjustments/ modifications or checks will be made online, thus saving time and effort.

Currently, Vietnam is preparing technical conditions to be ready to exchange information on ASEAN e-customs declarations document (ACCD) and animal and plant quarantine certificates.

Recently, the General Department of Customs has sent an official dispatch requesting the Plant Protection Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) to coordinate the implementation of tasks to exchange pilot plant quarantine certificates via ASW between Vietnam and Indonesia.

It is expected that the pilot exchange of plant quarantine certificates will be implemented from July 1, 2019.

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