HCM City seaports apply new automated customs system - HCM City seaports apply new automated customs system - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Customs branches of three seaports in Ho Chi Minh City officially applied a Japan-funded automated customs system on June 9.
They are the Saigon zone 1 and Saigon Zone 3 ports and the Tan Cang customs branch.
The Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and the Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS), funded by the Japanese Government, is worth nearly 2.7 billion JPY (21.2 million USD).
Rolled out since April 1, 2014, the system will be running in all 34 provincial and municipal customs sub-departments across the country by June 30.
It has been to date applied in 32 out of the 34 customs sub-departments, said Nguyen Ngoc Tu, Director of the Customs of Vietnam.
The new automated customs system is able to deal with declarations within three seconds, according to the Customs of Vietnam under the Ministry of Finance.
Via VNACCS/VCIS, businesses can make customs declarations at anytime and anywhere, thus saving time and paper procedures.
After a three-month trial period since November 15, 2013, up to 18,196 enterprises nationwide have registered to join the system, and 10,154 have run it on a trial basis.