PSNews –The Vietnam customs’ revenue in 2016 reached 272,239 billion VND, or 100.8% of the amount tasked by the National Assembly, and up by 3.8% compared to 2015.
The numbers were released by General Director of the Vietnam Customs Nguyen Van Can at the online conference, aiming to summarize the tasks’ performance in 2016 and to roll out key tasks for 2017 in Hanoi on January 10.
According to the head of the Vietnam customs, in 2016, the customs sector geared up its administration reform to facilitate businesses’ import-export activities, strictly followed laws, disciplines and regulations in imports and exports, and took serious and comprehensive measures to combat smuggling, trade fraud as well as to prevent loss of revenue.
|Vietnam customs targets 285,000 billion VND of revenue in 2017.
The head of the Vietnam Custom also revealed that the total amount of revenues in 2016 stood at 272,239 billion VND, or 100.8% of the target set by the National Assembly, and up by 3.8% compared to 2015.
Especially, the Vietnam Customs deployed 46 online public services, creating favorable conditions for businesses and taxpayers.
Along with that, the General Customs Department, in collaboration with involved ministries and branches, is implementing a project on one door mechanism at international airports, starting from March 2017.
In 2016, the Vietnam Customs also handled offences of 1,140 containers in Hai Phong and 493 containers in Ho Chi Minh City; deployed 10 specialized inspection stations at Cat Lai port, Tan Son Nhat airport and border gates.
Reportedly, the Vietnam Customs has been assigned by the Ministry of Finance, to collect 285,000 billion VND of revenue in 2017, up by 5.6% compared to 2016.
At the conference, the head of the Vietnam Customs pledged to strengthen inspection to minimize loss of revenue and resolutely handle tax avoidance cases.By Phung Nguyen