|Lotus Port in HCM City’s District 7. The city is piloting use of a Việt Nam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management at Lotus Port in District 7 and SP-ITC in District 9. – Photo nld.com.vn |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The HCM City Customs Department on Tuesday began piloting the use of the Việt Nam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management at Lotus Port in District 7 and SP-ITC International Container Terminal in District 9.
Nguyễn Hữu Hiệp, deputy head of the department, said the system would help import and export companies simplify paper procedures with transport firms and customs agencies, and reduce costs and customs clearance time.
The system will also help customs agencies closely monitor imports and exports, and prevent fraud and smuggling, he said.
By the end of the first quarter of the year, the department will also begin using the system at Phước Long ICD Port and the Saigon Cargo Service Corporation warehouse in Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport.
The system will be used at all customs agencies beginning in the second quarter of the year. The city is the first locality in southern Việt Nam to implement the system.
In December, the northern city of Hải Phòng began using the system. – VNS