Nearly 100 new procedures facilitate National Single Window in 2018

Tuesday, 2018-12-25 17:45:07
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NDO – There are 145 administrative procedures by relevant ministries and agencies which have been connected to the National Single Window (NSW), according to the latest data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Notably, the number of such procedures in 2018 was up to 98, while from 2017 and before, only 47 new procedures were connected.

In particular, after a national teleconference on promoting NSW, ASEAN Single Window (ASW) and trade facilitation, with the drastic direction from the Government, the Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee on ASW, NSW and trade facilitation, the number of connected procedures increased sharply to 92 procedures, from only 53 procedures connected at the time the conference was held last July.

Since the deployment of NSW in November 12, 2014, there have been over 1.7 million records of about 26,000 enterprises processed through the NSW portal.

Up to now, multiple ministries and agencies have basically completed their connection plan for 2018. In which, the Ministry of Transport - the unit with the largest number of procedures (87) - become the first to complete connecting all of its procedures to NSW on December 1, 2018.

Regarding the implementation of ASW, the mechanism has been officially implemented from January 1 this year with the connection and exchange of electronic C/O between Vietnam and the four countries in the region, including Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

From its deployment until December 5, Vietnam has received nearly 55,000 C/O from ASEAN countries and sent nearly 92,000 C/O to others.