VCN – As of November 15, Hai Phong Customs recorded US$103,546 billion in trade, a year-on-year increase of nearly US$14 billion.
|Customs officers at Hai Phong port KV 3 (Hai Phong Customs Department) inspect import and export goods. Photo N. Linh|
Although the year is not over yet, this is the second consecutive year that Hai Phong Customs has reached US$100 billion or more in trade. Hai Phong Customs is one of the few units in the whole sector which reached such an impressive figure, along with Bac Ninh Customs Department and Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department.
The above results prove the role and effectiveness of Hai Phong Customs in accompanying, supporting and facilitating the business community in recovering production and business after the pandemic.
At the Conference to review the work in 2021 and carry out tasks in 2022 (January 6, 2022), one of the key tasks set by Hai Phong Customs Department and also assigned by Deputy General Director of the General Department of Customs Mai Xuan Thanh is further improving the efficiency of the Customs-Business partnership with people and business-centric approach; actively offering solutions to support enterprises to recover production and business after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Monitoring the implementation of tasks of Hai Phong Customs Department for nearly a year shows that the main content is always implemented by the unit on a regular and comprehensive basis.
For example, at the Conference to review the work of the first quarter and deploy the tasks of the second quarter of 2022 (April 7, 2022), the Director of Hai Phong Customs Department Nguyen Duy Ngoc said that the unit still faced many difficulties and challenges early in the year due to the impact of the pandemic, but thanks to the attention and guidance of the Ministry of Finance, the General Department of Customs and leaders of the provinces and cities: Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Thai Binh and drastic implementation of solutions, the number of declarations, enterprises and import and export turnover at the unit have prospered.
Following the policy of supporting and accompanying the business community, in regular instructions or in monthly and quarterly meetings, Hai Phong Customs Department leaders always request their units to focus on and effectively implement facilitation solutions.
According to Dinh Vu Port Customs Branch (Hai Phong Customs Department), amid the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic in the first months of the year, the branch offered many solutions to create maximum convenience for businesses. Specifically, most customs dossiers were processed online, and civil servants in charge of receiving dossiers, immediately guided and notified enterprises by phone, thereby ensuring fast accurate and convenient customs clearance. In addition, the branch assigned customs officers to work from home or work on a rotating basis 24/7.
Furthermore, the unit has applied a modern customs management system at bonded warehouses, run an online camera surveillance system, applied customs supervision by electronic positioning seals, to improve quality, reduce time and cost of loading and unloading, goods circulation at warehouses and yards.
In addition to the Dinh Vu port border gate Customs Branch, customs branches at the border gate and outside the border gate and the advisory agencies at the Department all developed specific solutions to support and accompany businesses such as establishing information exchange channels via social networks, via hotlines; organizing business dialogue conferences (for branches); organize online conference with enterprises to grasp the thoughts and expectations of enterprises; and signing agreements.
Thanks to drastic, comprehensive and effective solutions, by November 15, the total import and export turnover at Hai Phong Customs rose nearly US$14 billion year-on-year to US$103,546 billion. Of which, exports reached US$51.1 billion, up more than US$6.75 billion; and imports reached US$52.446 billion, up more than US$7 billion.
The impressive growth in import and export turnover helps Hai Phong Customs soon complete the task of budget collection, helping the whole industry and the city perform this important political task well.
|Hai Phong Customs collects nearly VND59,000 billion from the state revenue|
According to preliminary statistics updated by the General Department of Customs from the beginning of the year to November 3, Hai Phong Customs Department collected VND 66,026 billion, an increase of 20.22% year-on-year, exceeding 3.77% of the whole year target (VND63,630 billion). So far, Hai Phong Customs Department contributed more than 18% to the total budget revenue of the whole industry.
By Thai Binh/ Huyen Trang