Automated system for seaport customs management unveiled

Monday, 2017-12-11 22:40:19
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The VASSCM was launched by the Ministry of Finance in Hai Phong on December 11. (Credit:
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NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Finance and Vietnam Customs officially put the Vietnam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management (VASSCM) into operation in the northern port city of Hai Phong on December 11.

Deputy Finance Minister Vu Thi Mai said that the system is integrated with the National Single Window System and the Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and the Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS).

Therefore, customs agencies can monitor imports and exports at seaports and warehouses and track the history of consignments after they arrive in Vietnam.

According to the head of Hai Phong’s Customs Department Nguyen Tien Loc, the system has proved effective since the implementation of the pilot on August 15.

With around 1.3 million declarations a year in Hai Phong, the total clearance time can be reduced by 40,000 hours thanks to the VASSCM.

It has also helped enterprises to increase business and production efficiency, improving their competitiveness, Loc said.

The Vietnam Customs said that the VASSCM will be soon rolled out across the nation.