09:54 | 19/07/2018 Society
(VEN) - As one of the first two ministries (in addition to the Ministry of Finance) to implement the National Single Window (NSW) and ASEAN Single Window (ASW), the Ministry of Industry and Trade has achieved significant results in facilitating the work of enterprises.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has connected six online public services to NSW, including the granting of certificates of origin; the licensing of large-capacity motorcycle imports, ozone depleting substance imports, and industrial explosive imports and exports; granting of raw diamond import and export certificates in accordance with the Kimberley processes; and declaration of chemical imports.
Four of the six public services are being implemented at level 4, meaning that enterprises can accomplish all procedures online.
For example, enterprises get an immediate answer after declaring chemical imports, while it previously took them five days to accomplish this procedure.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has worked with the General Department of Vietnam Customs on upgrading infrastructure and systems. Starting January 1, 2018, Vietnam officially exchanges electronic Certificate of Origin Form D with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. This C/O is the first Vietnamese electronic commerce documentation connected to ASW. This successful initial effort has created a prerequisite for Vietnam to continue exchanging and processing online other commerce procedures with other countries according to international agreements and commitments that the country has signed.
In 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will continue to implement tasks stated in Prime Ministerial Decision 2185/QD-TTg. The ministry is working with the General Department of Vietnam Customs to connect five more procedures to NSW. These include the licensing of industrial explosive pre-substance imports and exports, and industrial pre-substance exports and imports; procedures on requesting documentation approving pilot self-certification of ASEAN origin; non-trade cigarette import procedures; and procedures for notification of cigarette raw material and cigarette paper import quotas.
Responding to Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue’s instruction in Government Office Notice 50/TB-VPCP dated February 5, 2018, after reviewing the list of procedures registered according to Decision 2185/QD-TTg, the Ministry of Industry and Trade suggested connecting six additional administrative procedures to NSW from 2018-2020.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been implementing Prime Ministerial Decision 2185/QD-TTg on approving a
master plan for NSW and ASW implementation from 2016-2020.