VCN – Hai Phong Customs Department saw an increase of VND 103 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2023 through the implementation of anti-revenue loss measures.
|Officers of Thai Binh Customs Branch at work (Hai Phong Customs Department). Photo: T.B
In the context of the business community facing difficulties, Hai Phong Customs Department has implemented solutions to facilitate the business community while effectively performing customs control, including measures for anti-revenue loss.
The representative of the Import and Export Duty Division under Hai Phong Customs Department said that the department’s leader directed units to drastically and effectively implement solutions to prevent revenue loss through policies, HS code, and customs value; strengthen anti-smuggling and handling infringing goods; expedite post clearance audit.
In the first quarter of 2023, the department increased its revenue by about VND103 billion by implementing solutions for anti-revenue loss. Of which, VND62.9 billion was collected through conducting solutions for anti-revenue loss.
About VND8.63 billion was collected via post-clearance audit, over VND22.6 billion was collected via other measures and VND743 million was collected via anti-smuggling.
Among customs branches under Hai Phong Customs Department, Thai Binh Customs Branch has achieved the highest revenue of VND32.3 billion. The manager of Thai Binh Customs Tran Quoc Chinh said that the branch detected some enterprises failing to declare VAT rates on imports and exports. Specifically, goods were subject to 10%VAT but enterprises declared the 8% VAT rate when carrying out customs procedures.
Daily assessing revenue
In the first quarter, Hai Phong Customs Department collected VND16,962.7 billion, meeting 21.2% of the target assigned by the Ministry of Finance, down VND1,464.7 billion year-on-year.
The decrease in revenue stems from many reasons such as the unstable situation of the world due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine; high inflation in the US, and the impact of the implementation of free trade agreements (FTAs).
The import and export turnover of some major items fell. Specifically, the total import and export turnover decreased by 5.1% to US$ 25.6 billion compared with a year ago. The taxable turnover declined by 10.2% to US$ 5.1 billion.
On the other hand, a large volume of goods were imported to Hai Phong Port but carried out customs procedures in other customs departments, causing a decrease in revenue.
According to statistics, the number of goods imported to Hai Phong port but carrying out procedures at other units has a total tax of up to VND 6,821.2 billion, up 18.5% over the same period in 2022.
To accomplish the task for the whole year, in the second quarter and in the near future, the leader of Hai Phong Customs Department requested units to follow the directions of the Ministry of Finance, the General Department of Vietnam Customs, Hai Phong Customs Department, Hai Phong City People’s Committee and three provinces of Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Thai Binh (the three customs departments managed by Hai Phong Customs Department).
The department asked units to regularly monitor and assess daily and monthly revenue collection. Regularly make statistics and evaluate the number of enterprises, the quantity of goods, the turnover of goods subject to high import and export tax rates, the growth, and import and export activities of local enterprises and major enterprises to provide solutions to support enterprises, effectively control the revenue, maintain and develop the revenues.
Notably, the department has strengthened and optimized information technology in performing the tasks and reduced the performance by officers on the system, avoiding errors and backlogs.
The department has also listened to businesses’ opinions through dialogue conferences, a business satisfaction assessment system to jointly implement solutions, promptly solve difficulties and problems, and create favorable conditions for businesses in import and export business.
By Thai Binh/Ngoc Loan