Quang Ninh customs activities

10:41:02 AM | 11/24/2022

Quang Ninh Customs Handles Procedures for Over 400 Businesses in October

October import and export value reached US$1.025 billion (including US$315 million of exports and US$710 million of imports), up 4% from the previous month.

Quang Ninh Customs Department cumulatively processed 61,459 import and export declarations for US$13.102 million in the year to October 25, down 15% in declarations and up 28% in value year on year.

It collected VND1,244 billion for the State Budget in October 2022, up 60% year on year.

Quang Ninh Customs Department collected VND12,652 billion of tax in the year to October 26, up 60% over 2021, equal to 126% of the target assigned by the Ministry of Finance, 119% of the target assigned by the Provincial People's Committee and 96% of the target assigned by the General Department of Customs (VND13,200 billion).

Quang Ninh Customs will continue to execute solutions to reform administrative procedures, improve service quality, and extend working hours for handling procedures, and facilitate import and export operations to "retain" businesses during the slow season of the year.

Furthermore, to improve the effectiveness of State administration and prevent budgetary loss, Quang Ninh Customs will focus on collecting and analyzing information, identifying signs of risks to take measures of inspection, supervision and control; performing post-customs clearance inspection, specialized inspection and fighting smuggling and commercial fraud.

Customs Authorities Conduct 2,400 Post-clearance Audits, Tax Assessments

That was the result made by the customs sector since 2021 and worked as a basis for the Ministry of Finance to assess and rank the Public Administration Reform Index (PAR Index) 2021, which was recently announced by the Ministry of Finance.

Over the past time, public administration reform has always been considered a central and cross-cutting task that is seriously implemented by the General Department of Vietnam Customs in a consistent and comprehensive manner in all professional fields. The top ranking in the PAR Index 2021 of the Ministry of Finance showed its great efforts in public administration reform in a bid to create an enabling business environment for enterprises.

While building institutions, providing favorable conditions for enterprises, effectively applying the information technology system and coordinating specialized inspection, customs authorities also promptly responded to customs law violations, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

In order to create a fair and healthy business environment, the General Department has adopted measures to control and combat smuggling, trade fraudulence and counterfeiting at land border gates, seaports, river ports, international civil airports and other locations within customs control areas.

In addition, customs authorities have well performed customs clearance and release of goods. Particularly, they have focused on strictly controlling areas prone to law violations; promptly detected and prevented acts of illegally transporting medical masks, medical supplies, weapons and ammunition across the border; and actively coordinated with relevant forces to strengthen patrols and strictly control border areas.

Customs authorities have strictly handled violations, improved State administration, and raised awareness and responsibility of public employees for their official duties and service and recommended amending and supplementing inadequate policies and procedures.

The deployment of consistent solutions has brought positive results in this work. Accordingly, from the beginning of 2021, the customs sector has worked with relevant forces to unearth and capture about 23,000 violations, with the value of violated goods of VND6,700 billion, exercised administrative sanctions on 20,000 cases, imposed a total fine of VND500 billion; prosecuted 28 cases and proposed to prosecute 230 cases. The sector also performed 235 inspections, recommended collecting VND320 billion of dodged tax and paid VND280 billion to the State Budget.

In particular, the customs sector has carried out 2,400 post-clearance inspections and imposed taxes and administrative fines of VND1,000 billion.

Customs Sector Collects VND360 Trillion for State Budget

Export and import duties grossed VND32,490 billion in October, totaling VND362,413 billion in the first 10 months of the year, equal to 103% of the full-year estimate and 86.3% of the target and up 14.6% over the same period of 2021, said the General Department of Vietnam Customs on November 3

The October export and import value was estimated at US$58.27 billion. Of the sum, exports were estimated at US$30.27 billion, up 1.5% (US$452 million) and imports were worth US$28 billion, down 1.3% (US$382 million).

The export and import value was forecast at US$ 616.24 billion in the first 10 months, up 14.1% year on year or an increase of US$75.94 billion over the same period in 2021. Of the sum, exports were estimated at US$312.82 billion, up 15.9% or an increase of US$42.98 billion; and imports were worth US$ 303.42 billion, up 12.2% or a growth of US$32.95 billion.

As a result, Vietnam had a trade surplus of US$2.27 billion in October and US$9.4 billion in the 10-month reporting period.

Hien Phuc (Vietnam Business Forum)