Specialised Inspection Needs Reforming to Facilitate Importation and Exportation

25-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Vietnam Business Forum | 7:05 AM Print This Post

Violations accounted for just 0.0033 percent of tens of thousands of customs declarations subject to specialised inspection in HCM City in the first half of 2021.

This fact further confirms that specialised inspection needs to be reformed and simplified soon to facilitate importation and exportation.

According to the HCM City Customs Department, 204,200 customs declarations were filed in June and over 7,000 declaration forms were subject to specialised inspection, accounting for 3.62 percent of the total.

Of this figure, over 3,000 forms or 1.5 percent of the total were subject to quarantine check, 2,173 forms or over 1 percent to quality control, and 1,200 forms or nearly 0.6 percent to cultural inspection.

In addition, the number of customs declarations subject to specialised inspection is also quite high. In a month, nearly 2,900 customs declarations for imports and nearly 2,000 declarations for exports were checked for origin.

According to the department, these figures were aggregated and averaged from data submitted by its subordinate customs offices. Many customs offices handled a great number of customs declaration forms but those subject to specialised inspection were few. Typical examples include the Outsourcing Merchandise Customs Office, Linh Trung Export Processing Zone Customs Office, Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone Customs Office and Express Delivery Customs Office.

The low rate of declaration forms subject to specialised inspection is attributed to import purposes: For outsourced manufacturing, export manufacturing and use by tenants in export processing zones which are free from specialised inspection. Meanwhile, this rate is high in seaport and airport customs offices.

Although customs declarations subject to specialised inspection in HCM City-based border gates are great in number, the violation rate is too low. In the first six months of 2021, only 34 cases of violation were found with a combined value of nearly VND10 billion, accounting for 0.0033 %. Also in this 6-month period, no quarantine violation was recorded. This fact shows that specialised inspection still needs to be reformed and simplified, especially in quarantine.



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