Hanoi: The General Department of Customs has set an ambitious target to reduce the time needed for customs procedures to 10-11 hours from the current 21 days.
The department has requested the Ministry of Transport to simplify goods delivery procedures at ports.
With e-customs applied from April this year, the customs authorities can receive declaration forms from enterprises and send feedback within a couple of seconds. Normal goods shipments can be tested in eight hours while new scanners can check a container in 10 minutes.
In addition, the use of barcodes will soon be piloted in Haiphong City. [20/10/14]