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Customs will integrate cross-sectoral risk management to facilitate trade

09/06/2022 15:00 GMT+7

Over the past two decades, Vietnam Customs has become one of the most open economies in the world. However, inadequacies in customs clearance procedures are hindering Vietnam’s commercial competitiveness.

On the morning of June 9, in Hanoi, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the General Department of Customs (TCHQ) held a workshop to share international experiences on the interdisciplinary Center for Risk Management (RR). focus and discuss the possibility of establishing a centralized inter-sectoral risk management center model suitable for Vietnam to implement the Government’s direction in Resolution 02/NQ-CP dated January 10, 2022 on tasks, The main solution is to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness by 2022.

Customs will integrate cross-sectoral risk management to facilitate trade
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Implementing the Government’s resolutions in recent years, specialized management and inspection procedures for import and export goods have improved significantly. According to statistics of the General Department of Customs, the rate of declarations subject to specialized management and inspection has decreased from 30% in 2015 to 19%.

However, the Government requires ministries and sectors to continue promoting management reform and specialized inspection for exported and imported goods by continuing to review and reduce the list of imported and exported goods. subject to specialized management and inspection; study and propose amendments and supplements to regulations on specialized management and inspection.

In which, an important requirement set by the Government in Resolution 02/NQ-CP is that “the Ministry of Finance shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant ministries, branches and localities in: Studying and recommending the development of a central risk management data center to carry out centralized and unified specialized management and inspection nationwide.”

The workshop gathered more than 50 delegates from customs authorities, ministries and the business community to discuss this requirement.

At the workshop, a representative of the Customs Supervision and Administration Department, General Department of Customs presented the current situation of specialized inspection management for import and export goods in Vietnam and the need for improvement to enhance trade facilitation. while ensuring state management.

Next, Mr. Daniel Baldwin, international expert of USAID-funded Trade Facilitation Project (USAID TFP Project) introduced international best practices for the centralized Interdisciplinary Risk Management Center, including the Model The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) National Targeting Center offers several recommendations for Vietnam.

Mr. Vu Ngoc Anh, another expert of the USAID TFP project, also made some comments on the possibility of establishing a centralized model of an interdisciplinary risk management center in Vietnam before the representative of the Central Institute of Economic Management. (CIEM), relevant ministries (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development/Ministry of Health/Ministry of Industry and Trade) and international agencies, business community (Amcham/Eurocham/VCCI) provided comments and comment.

The reformed specialized inspection management procedures will reduce the time and cost of customs clearance, goods release as well as trade facilitation for enterprises.
The USAID-funded Trade Facilitation Project was implemented over a five-year period (2018-2023) with a total capital of $21.7 million to assist the Government of Vietnam in adopting a risk management approach in the maritime sector. specialized inspection and supervision as well as support to strengthen the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The project cooperates with the General Department of Customs under the Ministry of Finance to standardize customs procedures, strengthen coordination at central and provincial levels, and improve the capacity of customs officers. The project’s goal is to help Vietnam develop a more attractive trade and investment environment for businesses and investors.

Tien Anh

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