11:14 | 17/07/2015 Society
(VEN) - The procedures are related to import, export and transit of goods at national administrative levels at international ports and in several fields including registration, seafood, breeding, cultivation, forestry, animal health, environment, geology and minerals, food safety, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment and construction.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh pressed the button to expand the implementation of the Vietnam National Single Window (NSW) on June 4, 2015.
According to the Vietnam National Single Window (NSW) Steering Committee, as of June 8 2015, 1,567 businesses had implemented 3,353 administrative procedures via the NSW portal, including 1,892 import procedures, 1,499 export procedures and 12 transit procedures. So far, the NSW portal has received and handled 1,145 dossiers on certificate of origin (C/O) and 182 dossiers on motorcycle and engine quality certification.
Businesses only need to submit their dossiers through the NSW portal while receiving feedback from state agencies via the Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System (VNACCS) managed by the General Department of Vietnam Customs, which has helped shorten the period businesses have had to store records. Businesses that strictly comply with state regulations should receive preferential treatment while implementing related administrative procedures.
The government has asked related ministries and agencies to strive to implement the NSW at basic levels and widen the scope of objects and linked to the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) in the third quarter of the year. The links will facilitate importers and exporters, but for example allowing electronic C/O to be forwarded to customs counterparts in ASEAN member countries within seconds.
In addition to the NSW implementation, Vietnam is positively participating in cooperative activities within the ASEAN framework, including deployment of the second component of the pilot ASW project from April to December 2015 and preparation for sustainable deployment of the official ASW project and the information processing model (IPM) that facilitates the exchange of customs documents.
To date, nine ASEAN member countries have signed a protocol on the regulatory framework for ASW implementation and Vietnam also prepared for signing this protocol in June 2015. All the signatories will anticipate a 180-day period to complete ratification in accordance with national legislation, with the ASW deployment protocol expected to take effect from December 2015.
To date, six ministries have been linked to the Vietnam National Single Window (NSW) portal which provides more than 30 streamlined administrative procedures.