|The Việt Nam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management has connected to some 280 firms nationwide. — Photo hanoimoi.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 280 businesses dealing in ports, warehouses and yards nationwide have been connected to the Việt Nam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management (VASSCM) a year since it was launched.
According to the General Department of Customs, VASSCM had been deployed at all 25 customs branches across the country.
It said companies operating ports, warehouses and yards were scattered across different localities, so it had given priority to larger enterprises that had IT infrastructure in place to supervise the transportation of goods.
The department is also expanding the system to bonded warehouses.
Launched last December, the system is connected with the National Single Window System, the Việt Nam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and the Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS). It helps port operators, warehouses and yards control the flow of goods to improve workflow and reduce costs by minimising paperwork. — VNS