HCMC halts pilot electronic cargo supervision at Cat Lai seaport

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HCMC Customs Department has officially halted the pilot implementation of electronic cargo supervision at Cat Lai seaport since September 30.
 

A view of Cat Lai  seaport (Photo: SGGP)

A view of Cat Lai seaport (Photo: SGGP)

The Customs Division at Cat Lai seaport started the electronic supervision on December 26 last year to pilot implementation of Article 41, the Customs Law 2014 to container export import goods.
The e-supervision process is conducted quickly in the system of the General Department of Vietnam Customs and businesses. The two sides exchange data confirming that cargo containers have passed customs’ supervision area. Customs officials do not need to sign papers confirming that the containers have gone out of the port.
Still the system has not smoothly operated, causing the official have to sign many confirmation papers. Therefore, the general department has permitted HCMC to temporarily halt the electronic supervision program to reestimate the efficiency of the article’s implementation, improve customs supervision quality in the upcoming time, shorten customs clearance time for business, counter trade fraud, ensure security and safety.

By THI HONG – Translated by Hai Mien

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