The National Assembly Steering Committee agreed with the draft of the amended customs law to give more authority to customs police, according to NA Deputy Chairman Uong Chu Luu on March 11.
This was stated at a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee to discuss the draft customs law.
Customs will be permitted to hold violators in custody, seize illegal goods, and pursue any suspicious elicit activity.
The customs law should clarify sanctions to handle customs officers for breaking the law, said Mr. Luu.
NA delegates also gave opinions to enhance operation efficiency.
The NA Steering Committee also agreed to supplement VND18 trillion (US$ 854 million) of government bonds for 82 investment projects in 2014-2016. Projects will reduce overloading condition at hospitals for the Ministry of Health.
NA meeting discusses modified real estate, housing law