The General Department of Customs responded that more than 1 million aid masks have not been cleared for 6 months
The General Department of Customs has just received feedback regarding the information that 2 shipments of anti-epidemic masks by overseas Vietnamese in Hong Kong (China) and businesses in Germany donated to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. The country has not been cleared for customs clearance for 6 months (sent from November and December 2021).
Earlier yesterday, Ms. Truong Thi Ngoc Anh, Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, reflected at the National Assembly about a batch of 1.1 million masks made by businesses in Germany and overseas Vietnamese in Vietnam. Hong Kong (China) sent from November 2021 has not yet been cleared even though it has gone through many procedures.
According to the written response, the General Department of Customs said that at the time the two shipments returned to Vietnam, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front did not have two documents, including the decision to receive aid from the competent authority. authority (Ministry of Health) and a declaration of aid certified by a financial agency.
“Currently, the declaration of aid has been actively canceled by the Ministry of Finance to match the anti-epidemic situation (according to Circular 23). But at the present time, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nam still does not have an import permit from the Ministry of Health,” said the General Department of Customs.
According to the General Department of Customs, after receiving feedback from the National Assembly deputies about the above matter, the General Department of Customs has directed the Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airport border gate Customs Sub-Departments to contact the Central Committee on the matter. Battle of the Fatherland to reduce storage costs for the above two shipments. Accordingly, in the immediate future, the Customs authority will allow the Central Committee of the Fatherland Front to register the declaration and return the goods for storage and submit additional missing documents within 30 days.
Also according to the General Department of Customs, this morning (May 26), at the Tan Son Nhat Airport Customs Branch, the Central Committee of the Fatherland Front came to contact the Sub-department to carry out customs procedures and is currently declare a paper customs declaration to put the goods back for preservation because there is no customs dossier as prescribed.
At the Customs Branch at Noi Bai airport, the Central Committee of the Fatherland Front made an appointment at 12:00 noon this afternoon to carry out procedures for importing masks.
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