Update news customs

The online ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) was officially launched on November 30 to accelerate trade in goods by road within Southeast Asia.

Customs authority discovers multiple cases of origin fraud

Country of origin fraud cases, wherein Chinese products bear Made-in-Vietnam labels, are on the rise, with Vietnam’s customs authority recently inspecting 76 cases

11 localities top 1 billion USD in exports in Q1

Eleven provinces and cities had exports of more than 1 billion USD in the first quarter and accounted for 78 percent of the nation’s entire exports.

Vietnam posts trade deficit of US$232 million in Jan

In the first month of the year, Vietnam imported goods worth US$18.42 billion, while its export revenue totaled some US$18.2 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of US$232 million.

What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?

You should know do's and don'ts to avoid awkward moments in Vietnam during Tet celebration.

Police investigate electronic firm Asanzo for trade fraud

The government is determined to deal with the case in compliance with the law and ensure lawful rights of enterprises and consumers.

Four firms accused of mislabeling exports to bypass high U.S. tariffs

An agency from the General Department of Vietnam Customs has accused four firms of relabeling foreign-made products as Vietnamese, including bicycles and wooden shelves, to avoid high U.S. tariffs.

Customs departments tighten supervision on foreign investment

Customs departments are keeping a close watch on investment shifts from foreign countries, especially China, into Vietnam to prevent product origin fraud and illegal transshipments.

Tet customs of Vietnamese ethnic groups

Each ethnic group in Vietnam has typical customs to welcome the New Year, which is called Tet in Vietnamese. Their uniqueness helps make Vietnam’s cultural diversity.

Tet food reflects different lifestyles

The three main regions of Vietnam are characterised by different climate and soil conditions that result in different traditions and customs.

Vietnam strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

 The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.

Customs clearance time reduced

 VietNamNet Bridge – Since its introduction in May, Viet Nam's National Single Window (NSW) has significantly reduced the time required for customs clearance, helping import businesses save time and money on lengthy administrative procedures.

Naming customs of the Giay ethnic people

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Giay ethnic minority people pay special attention to children. When a baby is born, it’s a great joy to the whole family and clan. Their expectation for the child is reflected in the naming ceremony

Businesses applaud Customs’ decision to simplify procedures

Every year, businesses lose a total of around $19 billion a year because of customs formalities. Now, the customs agencies, following the lead of taxation agencies, are finally trying to solve the problem.

Businesses await action on their customs-priority status

 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorised economic operator companies were promised that they would have priority over others in working with customs agencies on customs clearance, but they are still waiting for the privilege.

Customs changes cause confusion

 VietNamNet Bridge – The introduction of a new automated customs system in select localities early this month has created problems for both officials and import-export firms, local reports say.

Two traffickers arrested with 5kg of drugs at Tan Son Nhat Airport

 VietNamNet Bridge – Customs officers at the HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport have uncovered two drug trafficking cases, totaling nearly 5kg, worth approximately VND15 billion ($700,000).

Import-export companies weep from new customs regulation

 VietNamNet Bridge – The new regulation on the procedures for customs clearance has led to the fact that imports and exports have got stuck at customs and management agencies.

Enterprises say exhausted by tax, customs harassment

 VietNamNet Bridge – A dialogue between the Ministry of Finance’s leaders and the business community in HCMC on Tuesday revealed how the poor knowledge of regulations on the part of local tax and customs agencies is torturing enterprises.

Three FDI companies forced to pay tax debt

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Customs Agency has imposed coercive measures force three foreign-invested companies to pay tax debts.