|Delegates press a button to launch the Vietnam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Finance and Vietnam Customs officially put the Vietnam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management (VASSCM) into operation in northern port Hải Phòng City on Monday.
Deputy Finance Minister Vũ Thị Mai said the system was connected with the National Single Window System, 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 the history of consignments after they arrive in Việt Nam, Mai said.
According to head of Hải Phòng’s Customs Department Nguyễn Tiến Lộc, since the pilot implementation from August 15, the system has proved effective.
With some 1.3 million declarations a year in Hải Phòng, total clearance time can reduce by 40,000 hours thanks to the new system.
It has also helped enterprises increase the efficiency of production and business and raise their competitiveness, Lộc said.
Vietnam Customs said VASSCM would soon be applied across the nation. — VNS