HA NOI — The Ha Noi Customs Department has found eight import-export companies in violation of legal regulations so far this year, collecting arrears of VND8 billion (US$380,000) for the State budget thanks to post-customs clearance inspections at 49 companies.
Customs recorded 190 violations and collected VND500 million ($23,000) in fines during its effort to boost inspections and curb smuggling. Notably, the office exposed 14 operations smuggling air guns into Viet Nam.
Deputy head of the department Van Ba Tin said that the customs would continue to enhance post-customs clearance inspection, especially on the value of goods, patent fees, taxable value, preferential investment, building materials, electrical goods and automobile parts. — VNS