12:42:09 PM | 16/9/2016
On September 10, 2016, the Ministry of Finance announced a decision of the Prime Minister on establishment of Ha Nam Ninh Customs Department affiliated to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, which became the 35th customs department in the country. This was an important milestone for the Ministry of Finance, the General Department of Vietnam Customs, Ninh Binh, Ha Nam and Nam Dinh provinces.
The Red River Delta provinces of Ha Nam, Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh are adjacent to the northern key economic zone, lie on important traffic routes running from the north to the south of Vietnam, and have closely interconnected traffic systems with neighbouring areas. In recent years, economic growth as well as export and import turnover of the three provinces climbed over 10 per cent a year. At present, they have a total of 26 industrial parks covering a total area of 5,700 ha. These are favourable factors and offer huge potential for the three provinces to boost socioeconomic development and provide better export and import procedures for local enterprises to facilitate external economic exchanges.
Previously, State customs management in Ha Nam, Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh provinces was undertaken by the Thanh Hoa Customs Department. However, to create favourable conditions for enterprises and meet export, import and investment demands in Ninh Binh, Ha Nam and Nam Dinh provinces in the new situation, the Ministry of Finance directed the General Department of Vietnam Customs based on Decree 36/2015/ND-CP of the Government dated April 17, 2015 on criteria for establishment of provincial, inter-provincial and municipal customs departments to set up the Ha Nam Ninh Customs Department under the General Department of Vietnam Customs and submit the proposal on its task and operations to the Prime Minister for consideration and decision.