The Hanoitimes - Vietnam has officially implemented the National Single Window (NSW) and the ASEAN Single Window (ASW), which shows that Vietnam’s customs has taken the initiative in approaching modern technology to create a favorable business climate as well as modernize its management.
It is scheduled that in early November this year the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport (MoT) will complete the plan to build and provide administrative procedures to participate in the NSW and ASW.
The MoT is one of the first agencies to connect to the NSW in 2014 with three single window management procedures for entry and exit at Hai Phong International Seaport.
By 2015, the NSW will be expanded to five international seaports in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, aiming at expansion in all seaports and international river ports for all enterprises. Almost all sectors (road, air, maritime, inland waterways, railways) have joined the NSW.
According to the ministry's Director of Information Technology Center Pham Duy Ninh, in the 2018-2020 period, the MoT plans to provide 75 administrative procedures to participate in the NSW, including six maritime procedures, 65 road procedures, four inland waterway procedures, bringing the total number of administrative procedures in the NSW, ASW to 87 procedures.
Currently, the maritime has completed building 11 administrative procedures (upgrading five procedures that have been piloted and building six new procedures). The MoT has implemented two waterway procedures and 44 road procedures, Ninh said.
It is scheduled that in August, the MoT will make pre-flight passenger data connections between the NSW and the terrorist and blacklisted alert software, Ninh added.
It is expected that by November, the MoT will complete 100% of the ministry’s planned construction and administrative procedures to connect to the NSW under the prime minister’s decision.
Requiring units to be more active in deploying the connection to the NSW, ASW, Vice Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat said that the MoT is rated one of the most active ministries in this work.
However, this work is directly related to technology, so it is easy to become obsolete and needs to be updated regularly, Nhat stressed.
Besides, special attention should be given to communication in terms of technology, processes, procedures, etc. so that it is popular to people and businesses. Only when the people and enterprises can complete and make it proficiently, it is really successful, Vice Minister Nguyen Nhat confirmed.