VCN – The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) will strengthen the application of information technology, customs reform and modernization towards paperless customs, contributing to the recovery of economic development.
|Officers in 1st Zone Hai Phong Seaport Customs Branch at work. Photo: Thai Binh|
Actively respond to Covid-19 pandemic
To effectively implement the Prime Minister’s Directive on urging and performing tasks after the Lunar New Year, Resolution 11/NQ-CP dated January 30, 2022 of the Government on the program of socio-economic recovery and development and Resolution 43/2022/QH15 of the National Assembly, the GDVC has directed departments to drastically execute the goals in Covid-19 prevention and control and recovery of economic development.
The top task of the customs sector is to actively monitor and follow the situation, prepare scenarios and solutions to effectively respond to the public health crisis; continue to drastically implement the tasks and solutions to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic.
The GDVC assigned its departments to immediately perform work to resume business production and socio-economic development activities, creating an exciting atmosphere at the beginning of the year to accomplish the targets in 2022.
The country’s top customs regulator has requested departments to focus on checking and reviewing legal documents, amending and completing legal provisions that still have shortcomings; prevent legal loopholes when implementing laws and ordinances promulgated by the National Assembly and Standing Committee of the National Assembly.
Strengthen dialogue, consultation and collection of feedback from associations and businesses to immediately remove institutional obstacles and barriers in implementing policies and laws to effectively improve the business and investment environment.
Officers are required to take the initiative and perform duties from the first working day after the Lunar New Year.
Holding dialogue conferences and removing institutional obstacles
The GDVC will actively coordinate with relevant ministries and government agencies to strengthen monitoring and effective implementation of duties assigned by the Government and the Prime Minister, especially for projects under the Working Program of the Politburo, the Secretariat, and contents reported to the National Assembly, the National Standing Committee, projects in the Work Program of the Government and Prime Minister in 2022 and tasks related to the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring social security, economic recovery and development, removing difficulties and obstacles for people and businesses; proactively and regularly assess the performance of the units; promptly report and propose to competent authorities to handle and resolve problems.
The GDVC will also enhance the application of information technology and customs reform and modernization, focusing on effectively implementing Directive 384/CT-TCHQ dated February 8, 2022 of the GDVC’s Director General on promoting administrative reform and simplifying customs procedures towards paperless customs in 2022.
The country’s top customs authority also assigns specific tasks to its departments. For example, the Import-Export Duty Department is required to coordinate with relevant units and agencies to help the Ministry of Finance work with the State Bank of Vietnam in proactive and flexible management of monetary policy tools; monetary policy, closely follow fiscal policy and other macroeconomic policies to control inflation, stabilize the macro-economy, ensure major balances of the economy, and contributing to economic recovery and development.
The Customs Control and Supervision Department is in charge of coordinating with relevant agencies in researching and proposing the GDVC to advise the Ministry of Finance to work with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in promoting exports, especially in traditional markets, partner markets signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
Work with the northern border provinces and relevant agencies to continue monitoring, updating and ensuring the progress of customs clearance across the borders, especially for agricultural products; strictly implement the Prime Minister’s instructions on removing difficulties and circulating goods across the northern border gate.
By Ngoc Linh/Ngoc Loan