Vietnam, Japan Foster Cooperation in Smart Customs Development

8:59:48 AM | 1/6/2021

Deputy Director General of Vietnam Customs Mai Xuan Thanh and Deputy Director General of Japan Customs Ghenshin Hideaki recently co-chaired a workshop on the smart customs model.

Deputy Director General Mai Xuan Thanh emphasized that Japan has provided Vietnam Customs valuable support over the past two decades. This support has helped Vietnam Customs to reach a new level of sustainable development. In particular, Vietnam Customs highly appreciated the VNACCS/VCIS electronic customs clearance system along with technical support and human resource training and development of Japan Customs.

The General Department of Vietnam Customs chose to study the experience of Japan Customs because the latter is one of the most modern customs agencies in the region and the world, he said. The Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System/Vietnam Customs Intelligence Information System (VNACCS/VCIS) supported by Japan is an achievement in the reform and modernization process of Vietnam Customs, making a significant contribution to the development of the country.

Vietnam Customs wished to promote the valuable experience of operating the VNACCS/VCIS System to develop modern smart customs. Vietnam Customs wished to learn more about the experience of Japanese Customs in building a smart customs model to be used as a reference and applied in the process of designing and developing a smart customs model in the future.

According to Deputy Director General of Japan Customs GHENSHIN Hideaki, over the past years, to facilitate trade and meet management requirements, Japan Customs has upgraded the NACCS/CIS system and has integrated with the National Single Window System to facilitate import and export activities.

In the new development trend, in 2020, Japan Customs built a medium- and long-term development orientation through the Intelligent Vision 2020, which focused on using artificial intelligence (AI) in customs operations.

Pointing to smart customs targeted by Vietnamese and Japanese customs authorities, he suggested that the two sides continue to hold more seminars and information exchange sessions to achieve the most effective cooperation.

By Le Hien, Vietnam Business Forum