Quang Ninh Customs Completing Budget Collection ahead of Schedule

10:20:50 AM | 19/11/2020

While the customs sector is facing difficulty in collecting budget revenue due to the epidemic outbreak and trade disruptions, Quang Ninh Customs has emerged as a bright spot, ready to fulfil the target of collecting VND11,500 billion for the State Budget this year.

Efforts for administrative reform and business facilitation

The Hon Gai Port Border Gate Customs Office, the best performer among units under the Quang Ninh Customs Department this year, settled 15,125 declaration forms for imports and exports worth US$4.028 billion in the year to the end of October, an increase of 9.8% in declaration forms and 11.74% in value compared to the same period of 2019. The number of companies conducting customs procedures also grew by 9.15% year on year, from 306 to 334.

By the end of October 31, the office expected to collect VND4,976 billion for State coffers, up 4.18% year on year, and complete the target of VND5,500 billion set for 2020 by the end of November. Biggest budget incomes came from petroleum, inputs for animal feed production, inputs for vegetable oil production, scrap iron and steel, and wood chips.

According to the leader of the Hon Gai Port Border Gate Customs Office, to increase all four targets: Declarations, importers and exporters, trade value and budget takings, the office has fostered support and established partnership with enterprises; raised public service quality by training knowledge and improving expertise, spirit and service attitude of all employees; and effectively applied information technology systems and customs software to reduce customs clearance time. The office has strictly adopted epidemic control measures and not allowed vehicle or commodity congestion at the port.

Mong Cai Border Gate Customs Office manages the most active importing and exporting area in Quang Ninh province. Attracting enterprises is one of bright spots of this office in the first three quarters of 2020. By applying consistent solutions and creating an open, transparent and safe environment, the office served 605 importers and exporters, including 228 in Quang Ninh province and 377 in other provinces. Notably, it attracted 212 more companies to conduct customs procedures than in 2019, which declared US$70 million of trade turnover and paid VND103 billion to the State Budget. As of October 31, Mong Cai Border Gate Customs Office collected VND955 billion for the State coffers, fulfilling 81% of the target of VND1,180 billion assigned by the Quang Ninh Customs Department.

Striving for VND11,500 billion

A top official of the Quang Ninh Customs Department said, compared with the target budget revenue of VND10,500 billion assigned by the Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Customs in 2020, the department has to date completed its task. It expected to collect VND10,661 billion for the State Budget by the end of November, exceeding the target by VND161 billion.

“In the last months of this year, the department will carry out consistent solutions to increase budget revenue and exceed the initial target.”

The Quang Ninh Customs Department will strive to collect VND11,500 billion for the State Budget in the year, exceeding the target by VND1,000 billion.

To achieve the above goal, the Quang Ninh Customs Department is fostering staff training and adopting innovations in human resources management to improve their performance; strengthen customs control operations to prevent smuggling, trade fraudulence, origin counterfeiting, illegal cross-border trafficking of goods and drugs. The agency will also synchronously and effectively implement risk management measures and techniques and improved information quality collected for enterprises and key commodities.

By Le Hien, Vietnam Business Forum