MoIT streamlines procedures

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 08:19

Five administrative procedures of the Ministry of Industry and Trade were connected to the National Single Window system. — Photo

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on Monday connected its additional five administrative procedures into the Viet Nam National Single Window (NSW).

The move aims to improve the ministry’s special inspections on import-export goods and facilitate trade. The ministry also completed its targets in the action plan to promote NSW and Asian Single Window (ASW).

The procedures include granting import/export licence for industrial explosive pre-substances; granting import/export licence for industrial pre-substances; procedures on non-commercial tobacco imports; procedures on requesting a written agreement on joining the pilot project for self-certification of origin in ASEAN; and procedures for informing the criteria on tobacco material and rolling paper imports.

To implement the new administrative procedures through the NSW, the General Department of Customs instructed customs officers to access the e-customs system to find information relating to the procedures. Businesses will not be required to provide the paper documents for the five above-mentioned procedures when implementing customs clearance.

The ministry now has 11 administrative procedures connected to the NSW system.

Administrative reform in the MoIT has seen remarkable improvements. In 2015, the ministry was in 17th position out of 19 ministries, but by 2017, it jumped to fifth position.

The ministry has promulgated many documents on administrative procedures this year to create a foundation to effectively implement the reforms.

It cut 54 administrative procedures in 10 sectors and has proposed removing or simplifying 202 out of 561 administrative procedures in the investment and business sector by 2020. — VNS

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