System review shows 99% of declarations done electronically.
Vietnam Customs held a preliminary review on October 30 on the implementation of the VNACCS / VCIS (Vietnam Automated Cargo And Port Consolidated System / Vietnam Customs Information System). The review showed that the system has been successfully implemented, completed its basic objectives, met the requirements of the government on managing customs, and become a useful tool not only for Vietnam Customs but also other authorities.
Beginning on April 1, 2014, VNACCS / VCIS is the largest IT project of Vietnam Customs. Processing times are quicker and the system has now been deployed at all local customs departments.
According to Vietnam Customs, in October some 66,000 businesses declared goods through VNACCS / VCIS with 11.4 million declarations on exported and imported goods with turnover of $471.7 billion.
VNACCS / VCIS is the basis for implementing the national and ASEAN one-door customs mechanism and contributes to improving national competitiveness.
Senior Advisor at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Makoto Kato, said the rate of 99 per cent of customs declarations going through VNACCS / VCIS in Vietnam is even higher Japan’s 98 per cent. He also noted that this proves it is important to upgrade systems to meet growing requirements.
Deputy Director of Vietnam Customs, Mr. Vu Ngoc Anh, said that the department is continuing to complete system connectivity with the national one-door customs mechanism and expand it to connect to the satellite communications sector.
VNACCS / VCIS has completed its first phase and the second phase is still being upgraded. Japan will support the implementation of the second phase.