This is the third time that the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has abolished a range of troublesome administrative procedures, with 54 procedures in ten areas eliminated and streamlined.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has signed a decision approving the plan to cut a series of administrative procedures and business conditions in 2018.
As many as 54 administrative procedures in the areas of energy, import-export, competition management, trade promotion, food safety, and others will be slashed and simplified, with 12 procedures to be removed and 42 procedures to be simplified.
Concerning the area of imports and exports, the MoIT will abolish the regulation on the issuance of licences for the import of cigarettes for duty-free goods trading which has been in place since 1998.
The ministry also reduced its processing time from five to three working days for the issuance of the Certificate of Free Sale for exported and imported goods.
The MoIT also reviewed and removed nine administrative procedures related to the confirmation of registration for promotion, in addition to eliminating a string of procedures in the areas of standards of measurement, competition management, liquor trading, energy, electricity, and others.
This is the first procedure simplification conducted by the MoIT in 2018, and the third removal of administrative procedures in the history of the industry and trade sector.
The first elimination of administrative procedures was carried out in late 2016 with 123 out of 443 procedures simplified or retired. The MoIT continued the review of its administrative procedures in 2017 with 183 out of 451 procedures streamlined.NDO