|Photo for illustration.Nearly 1,100 containers of waste at Cát Lái Port, HCM City, which failed to meet Việt Nam’s import requirements will be re-exported in the second quarter of this year. — Photo chinhphu.vn
HCM CITY — Nearly 1,100 containers of waste at Cát Lái Port, HCM City, which failed to meet Việt Nam’s import requirements will be re-exported in the second quarter of this year.
Customs officers have completed inventory and classified 1,528 scrap containers left at Cát Lái Port for over 90 days, said Nguyễn Thanh Long, deputy head of Customs Department of the Sài Gòn Port - Area 1.
Of which, 1,100 containers (about 72 per cent) are not eligible for import, Long said.
The department has requested 10 shipping lines which transported such scrap to re-export them in the second quarter of this year, he said.
The amount of this scrap was imported to Cát Lái Port in the first half of 2018.
Many shipments have not been able to carry out import procedures because they were not granted certificates of eligibility for environmental protection in importing scrap as materials for production.
According to HCM City Customs Department, by the end of April, more than 2,100 scrap containers stuck for more than 90 days remain at the city's seaports.
Most of them were imported through Cát Lái Port, with about 2,029 scrap containers.
HCM City Customs Department has co-ordinated with Sài Gòn Newport Corporation to quickly handle stored goods at Cát Lái Port, especially scrap.
Sài Gòn Newport Corporation has also reduced the storage fee for imported scrap containers by 80 per cent in order to support customers to quickly release goods from the port, reducing thousands of containers stuck at the port. — VNS