Finance Ministry supports businesses in customs procedures

The Finance Ministry issued a guiding document for customs officials on dealing with the current challenges in customs procedures stipulated in Circular No.128/2013/TT-BTC and Circular No.22/2014/TT-BTC in an effort to support import-export businesses.

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Regarding the procedures for temporary imports and re-exports, as mentioned in Point b Clause 1 and Point b Clause 2 under Article 41 of Circular 128/2013/TT-BTC, customs officials no longer need to request customs declarants to submit copies of their export contracts.

Customs officials have to supervise re-exported goods until they are released and can confirm customs declarations without the signatures of department leaders.

In the case of goods being brought from outside the country to bonded warehouses via road and waterway border gates, businesses are not required to submit documents on their load along with their customs records, according to Point b.4 Clause under 1 Article 59 of Circular 128.

When completing procedures for on-site exports, in addition to the measures mentioned in Point c Clause 5 under Article 27 of Circular 22/2014/TT-BTC, the respective customs department must send a completion certificate for on-site export procedures to the department in charge of completing the on-site import paperwork.

Meanwhile, in addition to the measures mentioned in Point c Clause 5 under Article 27 of Circular 22/2014/TT-BTC, the customs department that completes on-site import procedures has to set up a data-base of completed on-site export declarations. In case loads need to be inspected, the import customs office does not need to check if an inspection was already carried out by the export customs department

Source: VNA

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