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Two pilot port clusters transfer goods between international transshipment ports

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:36

The Ministry of Finance has issued a document on customs procedures for transhipment cargoes between transhipment areas at the same international transhipment port and between international transhipment ports.

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Finance, the transhipment of transhipment cargoes between international transhipment ports with transhipment zones for port complexes in Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Mep-Thi Vai port will be piloted to export.

Customs procedures are implemented in accordance with Decree No. 08/2015 / ND-CP of the Government,

Circular 38/2015 / TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance and related documents. Particularly, customs dossiers shall comply with the provisions on customs dossiers for transit goods in Clause 2, Article 42 of Decree No. 08/2015 / ND-CP of the Government.Customs procedures shall be carried out in accordance with the guidance on customs procedures for goods transported independently in Clause 1, Article 51 of Circular No. 38/2015 / TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance, issued along with the Decision Decision 1966 / QD-TCHQ of the General Department of Customs and other relevant documents.

In addition, the above mentioned transshipment goods are subjected to the commodity policy as for goods in transit through the territory of Vietnam as stipulated in Article 40 of Decree 187/2013 / ND-CP.

In the documents sent to the customs departments of provinces and cities, the Ministry of Finance also guides customs procedures for transit goods between transhipment areas at the same international transhipment port.

Specifically, transhipment goods are transported between storage areas in the same seaport managed by different customs departments but belong to a provincial or city customs department for export.

About custom procedures, the transhipment port business enterprises make list of good packed in transhipment containers ( 3 copies according to form No. 21/ BKTrc/GSQL Annex V issued together with the Finance Ministry's Circular No. 38/2015 / TT-BTC) to the  Custom Branch where transit good transported.

Customs Branch  where the transhipment goods are transported and the customs offices where the transit goods are moved to Will carry out the procedures for checking the records and transit goods.

The transhipment service business shall make and declare the container number without declaring the seal number.

Previously, difficulties in customs procedures for transit goods originated from the provisions of Article 44 of Decree No. 08/2015 / ND-CP of the Government: "Transhipment goods are goods brought from abroad enter the transhipment area, then be taken directly from this transit area; They are not allowed to be transported within the territory of Vietnam for export through other border gates except in cases where international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party or decisions of the Prime Minister. Transhipped goods are shipped overseas in whole or in part to the port of shipment".

Because of this regulation, international transshipment goods are not allowed to be transported between international seaports in the Vietnamese territory for export unless they comply with international treaties of which Vietnam is a member or decides Of the Prime Minister. This has a direct impact on the shipping business, affect the competitiveness of Vietnam's international seaports.

Therefore, the Ministry of Finance has proposed the Prime Minister to remove obstacles for the transport of transshipment goods between international transshipment ports. Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Trinh Dinh Dung Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung has agreed to the Ministry of Finance's proposal to pilot transhipment of goods transported between international seaports with transshipment zones for port complexes in Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Mep - Thi Vai for export. Assign the Ministry of Finance to guide the customs procedures to implement, ensure strict management.

At the same time, the Deputy Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Finance to urgently study the amendments and supplements to Decree No. 08/2015 / ND-CP, ensuring appropriate and convenient for businesses.

Source: baohaiquan