Can Tho Customs Determined to Innovate and Create Favorable Conditions for Businesses

9:22:33 AM | 25/9/2020

Can Tho Customs Department’s management area includes Can Tho City and four provinces of Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Vinh Long and Tra Vinh. Over the years, the Department has focused on renovating the operation process, from manual management to modern customs management, on the basis of applying the method of "Risk Management", creating a breakthrough in administrative reform; and strongly applying IT to its professional work.

Up to now, Can Tho Customs has implemented electronic customs procedures for 100% of import and export goods declarations. Some core administrative procedures such as customs clearance, collection of import and export taxes have been provided with online public services at level 3 and 4, allowing the reception and processing of documents, payment of taxes, fees and charges and returning results entirely over the internet. The rate of import-export enterprises paying taxes electronically via banks is over 99%.

It has conducted exchanges through the National Single Window with 11 ministries, sectors and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). It also exchanges origin certification information with eight ASEAN countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia). It has deployed the automated cargo management system through connecting and exchanging information with enterprises operating in ports, airports, warehouses, and locations subject to customs supervision.

Customs inspection and supervision have shifted from pre-check to post-check on the basis of risk management. It applies the priority regime in customs procedures, customs inspection and supervision for exported and imported goods of five enterprises, two of which are in Can Tho city.

The fight against smuggling, trade fraud and State budget revenue loss has brought many positive changes. As a member of Steering Committee 389 of Can Tho City, the Department has coordinated with relevant authorities in the area to manage and strengthen the fight against smuggling, trade fraud, and counterfeiting and illegally transporting goods across the border.

Thanks to the above efforts, the State budget collection of Can Tho Customs Department has met and exceeded all the targets. Particularly in 2019, the unit contributed over VND2,790 billion to the State budget, reaching over 123% of the plan assigned by the Ministry of Finance. In 2020, the Department is assigned by the Ministry of Finance to collect State budget revenue of VND2,351 billion.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum