|Goods are unloaded at Đình Vũ Port in Hải Phòng City. — VNA/VNS Photo Hà Thái|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the Ministry of Finance to verify press reports on the customs department receiving unofficial fees without invoices, the Government Office said.
According to an article published by the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, a year after representatives of Đức Giang Chemical and Detergent Powder Joint Stock Company complained they were forced to pay unofficial fee to customs department officials at Đình Vũ Port without an invoice and therefore proposed intervention by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the company still had to pay the fee.
This was stated by Đào Hữu Huyền, chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, at a conference organised by the MoIT, held on August 18.
Huyền said the fee was reduced by half to VNĐ5 million (US$220) for one container. However, this expense was a matter of concern for his company.
The MoIT was requested to deal with the information and submit a report to the Prime Minister before September 30. — VNS