HCMC to pilot cargo supervision projects in four seaports, airport

HCMC will start pilot implementation of cargo management and supervision at Lotus, SPCT, ICD Phuoc Long seaports and SCSC warehouse in Tan Son Nhat Airport from January 1, 2018, said Mr. Dinh Ngoc Thang, deputy head of HCMC Customs Department yesterday afternoon.

Business do customs procedures in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Business do customs procedures in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The project aims at simplifying customs procedures for businesses, reducing time and cost to do custom clearance and preventing trade frauds and smuggling, he said.
In addition, it will contribute in improving the automation of information technology system in cargo inspection.
According to HCMC Customs Department, cargo supervision at seaports and airport in the city now accounts for 50 percent of the industry’s work volume. The work volume this year is 15-20 higher than previous year but human resource has been unable to meet demand.

By THI HONG – Translated by Hai Mien

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