The General Department of Customs has piloted the cargo control system at seaports and airports. In August, the system was piloted at the Hai phong Customs Department (for seaports) and is scheduled to be piloted at the Ha noi Customs Department in October 2017 (for airports). After that, the system will be deployed at nationwide in all Customs Departments.
The system will bring multi-dimensional benefits to all stakeholders, especially to business community, specifically:
Previously, the procedures for customs clearance of goods at seaports were carried out independently and manually between customs offices, forwarders and traders dealing with ports, warehouses and yards, that took much more time.
By applying the cargo control system at seaports and airports, the enterprises dealing in ports, depots and yards can quickly, accurately and promptly access information (in electronic form) on goods supplied by the Customs, Carriers, Forwarders, Importers and Exporters.
In addition, businesses will be proactive in planning and executing trading operations; reducing workload and costs by minimizing paperwork records with carriers as well as customs; reducing storage time that increases competitiveness.
For the customs, operation of the system will contribute to reducing the work pressure for supervisory staff at the Customs Branch. In addition, customs offices will have full information on the status of exports and imports in and out of stockpiles. Customs authorities and related parties can manage the goods closely from beginning to the end in the whole process.
As a result, the Customs authorities will improve their management capacity, concentrate resources to handle high risk shipments and create favorable conditions for import and export.
For other stakeholders, the implementation of the Scheme contributes to reducing the clearance time, thereby reducing costs for importers and exporters. Initially help stakeholders to harmonize the management process with a view to approaching international standards.