Ministry supports business development

09:35 | 14/06/2017 Economy- Society

(VEN) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been doing a good job in implementing the government’s resolutions and directions to promote business development.

ministry supports business development

Following Government Resolutions 19/NQ-CP and 36a/NQ-CP, and Prime Ministerial Decision 225/QD-TTg, all referring to administrative reform and business facilitation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has put into operation 130 online public services through its website - http://online.moit.gov.vn.

The ministry implemented, revised, supplemented and abolished regulations on export licensing, market management, competition and support industries in favor of facilitating and minimizing costs for businesses in accordance with international commitments.

Along with performing tasks assigned by the government, the ministry has reviewed, revised, supplemented, and improved legal documents and policies to serve state management of multilevel marketing, consumer protection and support industry development from 2016-2025.

The ministry has been working hard to control smuggling and fraudulent trade while developing the foreign trade administration law project and a decree guiding implementation of the Market Management Ordinance.

Speaking at a recent meeting, Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh, said since early 2016, the ministry has been reviewing to remove, adjust or create many new guiding documents in its management fields. The ministry issued more than 40 circulars and submitted to the Prime Minister for promulgation or amendment six decisions and 15 decrees while abolishing many regulations that are no longer necessary. All central-level administrative procedures under the ministry’s management can now be implemented online.

According to Minister Tran Tuan Anh, from January 1, 2016 to February 20, 2007, the ministry received 707,460 profiles, 667,110 or 94.3 percent of which were sent online. In 2017, the ministry will continue to build and upgrade 22 online public services.

Regarding the recommendation of a representative of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) that Vietnam should establish a trade facilitation committee, Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh, said Vietnam has an inter-ministerial steering committee on international economic integration led by government leaders, which has been operating effectively.

Referring to the Korea Chamber of Business in Vietnam (KORCHAM)’s proposal on promoting the implementation of the Vietnam-Korea Free Trade Agreement (VKFTA), Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed to set up a website in both Vietnamese and Korean languages to provide guidelines on the agreement, aimed to help businesses from the two countries take business opportunities.

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