More ministries connected to national one-stop shop portal

The national one-stop shop (OSS) customs portal has been extended to the ministries of public health; agriculture and rural development; and natural resources and environment.

The national one-stop shop (OSS) customs portal has been extended to a number of ministries. (Photo: VNA)

The extension was launched during the fifth meeting of the National Steering Committee for ASEAN and the national OSS mechanism in Hanoi on June 4.

In his address, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh, head of the committee, said these ministries must now continue fine-tuning regulations to become fully integrated into the mechanism by this September.

The ministries of culture, sports and tourism; information and communications; and science and technology are expected to join the system in the fourth quarter.

The push towards national OSS connectivity is essential since Vietnam is integrating into the world economy, with exports-imports approaching US$300 billion last year, he said.

Nguyen Ngoc Tuc, Director General of Vietnam Customs, said nearly 1,500 firms filled out customs declarations on the national OSS portal as of June 1.

The portal will handle exports-imports administrative procedures regulated by participating ministries and their agencies.

In 2015-2016, the committee plans to connect the national OSS with the ASEAN OSS mechanism, share information about the ASEAN certificate of origin form D and the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document for Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Between 2016 and 2020, the mechanism will be made available to all ministries and sectors in the form of online public services, while extending information sharing with trade partners in and outside the ASEAN regarding the flow of exports and imports via the ASEAN OSS portal.

Source: VNA

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