Japan-funded e-customs project to facilitate trade

February 21, 2013 | 09:13
The Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and the Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS) will further smooth the way for import-export activities once it is put into operation by the end of this year.

With financial and technical assistance provided by the Japanese Government, the project is an important step for Vietnam to automate customs procedures, thus facilitating and better managing the circulation of imports and exports, said General Director of the General Department of Customs (GDC) Nguyen Ngoc Tuc.

In late March, 2012, the project started following the signing and exchange of a diplomatic note between Japan and Vietnam relating to a 2.6 billion JPY non-refundable aid for the latter’s project to build and implement e-customs and national one-stop-shop customs mechanism in favor of customs modernisation.

It aims to transfer Japan ’s automatic customs system to Vietnam ’s GDC and assist the department and other governmental bodies in successfully deploying the national one-stop-shop customs mechanism in accordance with the Vietnamese Government’s commitment on the field.

VNACCS/VCIS will also facilitate trade and investment activities in Vietnam to increase the country’s competitiveness in addition to further improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the State’s customs management.

VNACCS/VCIS is expected to be completed in late this year and handed over fully to Vietnam in 2014.

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