Customs Authorities Bring Modern Equipment into Freight Control

10:50:38 AM | 7/20/2021

The General Department of Vietnam Customs has further modernized inspection equipment for local customs offices in order to facilitate trade, reduce clearance time and fight smuggling and commercial fraud.

Specifically, the General Department purchased and operated eight baggage scanners, 21 customs surveillance camera systems and 15 drug detectors in the first six months of the year.

In addition, it received four chemical spectrometers handed by the UK Border Agency and planned to use them to inspect goods at airport and seaport customs areas. The customs authority is testing the electronic barrier system at Green Port administered by Hai Phong Port Customs Branch 3.

The General Department has upgraded and added functions to the Electronic Positioning Seal System to supervise containerized goods.

Currently, the agency is purchasing 5,000 additional electronic positioning seals so as to monitor significantly increased goods at provincial and city customs areas. 10,805 positioning seals were used in the first 6 months of 2021.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum