The deployment of the Vietnam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management (VASSCM) will be completed in 2019, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Goods are unloaded at Quy Nhon Port in central Binh Dinh province
The Vietnam Customs said it has deployed this system in 28 of the 35 provincial-level customs departments, including those of key localities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong city, Quang Ninh province, and Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
The seven remainder are in the customs departments of Ca Mau, Bac Ninh, Dak Lak, Gia Lai – Kon Tum, Ha Tinh, Nghe An, and Ha Nam Ninh. The number of businesses with warehouse, storage and port-related activities registered at these departments accounts for only 7 percent of all companies of this kind nationwide.
According to the Vietnam Customs, 315 enterprises doing warehouse, storage and port-related business have participated in the VASSCM.
Le Duc Thanh, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Customs’ IT and statistics division, said the Vietnam Customs will finish deploying the VASSCM at all seaports and airports this year and enhance the quality of this system’s operations, thus reducing the time needed for customs clearance as well as costs to be paid by exporters and importers.-VNA