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HCM City trials e-customs system

Update: January, 13/2012 - 10:00

HA NOI — An advanced electronic customs clearance procedure system has been experimentally implemented for inbound and outbound cargo ships at the HCM City Port from Wednesday, according to the General Department of Customs.

Called e-Manifest, the system raises efficiency by conveying freight information to customs officials prior to a shipment arriving at a border.

It provides timely information on cargo manifests and relating documents such as information related to crew on incoming ships and dangerous goods.

Thanks to the system, the general department has the capability to transfer manifest information in and out of Viet Nam in near real-time, enabling them to significantly reduce processing times for express packages.

It said the e-Manifest system would be installed at all seaports by the end of this year in an effort to speed up customs clearance processing, increase efficiency and transparency and modernise customs activities in accordance with international standards. — VNS

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