VCN – On May 17, Binh Duong Customs Department coordinated with the Taiwan Business Association in Binh Duong to organize the 2023 Taiwan Customs – Business Dialogue Conference with the participation of representatives of 70 businesses involved in import and export activities.
|Deputy Director of Binh Duong Customs Department Nguyen Thanh Binh answers questions from businesses at the conference. Photo: T.D|
Speaking at the conference, Deputy Director of Binh Duong Customs Department Nguyen Thanh Binh said that the conference aims to continue to meet the requirements of promoting reform, development and modernization of the customs industry and creating cohesion between customs and the business community in complying with customs laws and policies, as well as exchanging and removing obstacles of Taiwanese businesses investing in Binh Duong, facilitating trade in the province.
Binh Duong Customs Department is managing over 500 Taiwanese enterprises. Most of them investing in the province have complied with the law and worked well with customs authorities in customs clearance, contributing to completing tasks of Binh Duong Customs Department.
Many businesses are increasingly developing and expanding investment projects, making positive contributions to the province’s economic development.
To help Taiwanese investors better understand new policies and laws related to import and export activities, Binh Duong Customs disseminated regulations on labeling, the origin of goods; on-spot export and import; raised problems in the field of import and export tax and warnings of violations through a post-clearance audit.
At the conference, the representative of Binh Duong Customs Department also answered many questions from businesses related to HS codes, goods analysis and classification, and change of production types.
|A representative of ZULUX Vietnam Co., Ltd. Raised questions at the conference.|
At the conference, a representative of ZULUX Vietnam Co., Ltd., a company specialized in export processing, said that in 2020-2021 due to the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company’s inventory increased, after the pandemic, the company’s partners also did not sign contracts, the goods were damaged and no longer kept the same quality as the original.
The re-export and return to foreign partners also cannot be done because the deadline is over. The company is expected to change the purpose of using imported goods into scrap, but if goods are subject to the tax rate for the original value of the goods, the tax amount is very big. The company is facing many difficulties.
Thu Dau Mot Customs Branch (where the enterprise opened the customs declaration) understands the difficulties of the company. Thu Dau Customs Branch guides the company in the explanation as well as provides documents to prove that damaged goods are no longer of the same quality as the original for the Customs to consider re-determination of taxable value.
Deputy Director of Binh Duong Customs Department Nguyen Thanh Binh directed Thu Dau Mot Customs Branch to quickly work with the company to support the company to solve this problem as soon as possible, in order to avoid the inventory, causing loss for the company.
Regarding the problem of GOLDEN Vietnam Industrial Steel Co., Ltd about the time of analysis, classification and application of HS codes for some newly imported steel products, a representative of Binh Duong Customs Department said the time for issuance of analysis and classification results is specified in Article 11 of Circular 14/2015/TT-BTC dated January 30, 2015 (amended and supplemented in Circular No. 17/2021/TT-BTC dated February 26, 2021).
The use of goods while waiting for classification results will comply with Clause 1, Article 36 of Customs Law No. 54/2014/QH13 dated June 23, 2014. If the company fully meets the prescribed conditions, it is allowed to bring the goods to use and is responsible for carrying out the procedures specified in Clause 3, Article 33 of Circular No. 38/2015/TT-BTC dated March 25, 2015.
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In addition, at the conference, the representative of Binh Duong Customs Department answered many questions related to additional declaration during customs clearance and after customs clearance, and problems with the investor’s name on the investment certificate but the investor is not present in Vietnam, so it is not eligible to carry out on-spot import-export procedures.
By Thu Diu/ Huyen Trang