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Government requires further red tape cut

Updated at Saturday, 02 Jun 2018, 11:59
The Hanoitimes - Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung recent asked ministries and sectors to report their administrative reform plans to the government before July 30 this year.
During a recent working session with 17 ministries, sectors and agencies, Dung, who is also head of the Prime Minister Working Group, required them to rapidly review all legal regulations on business conditions and the specialized inspections of goods under their authority to remove and revise cumbersome and overlapping ones that hinder the business performance.
 
Ministry of Industry and Trade removed 675 investment and business conditions
Ministry of Industry and Trade removed 675 investment and business conditions
According to Dung, only three ministries of Science and Technology, Natural Resources and Environment, and Transport have so far removed 50% of the types of goods that are subject to specialized inspections, while nine others have cut over 50% of their business conditions.
It meant many ministries have thus far only reviewed their procedures but have yet to cut procedures, Dung said, adding that a number of new procedures have even arisen.
He also asked for a substantial reform but to not combine many conditions into one condition or just rename the conditions.
Thus, Minister Dung told the ministries and sectors to continue to reviewing their conditions to made appropriate reforms in order to facilitate enterprises and create room for economic growth.
The government official also directed the ministries to report the results to the government before July 30 to make appropriate adjustments in order to fuel economic growth in the remaining months of 2018 and in the upcoming years.
The government earlier this year instructed the ministries and agencies to remove at least 50% of goods from the list of items subject to specialized examination. They also have to reduce the rate of goods batches subject to specialized examination during customs clearance from 30-35% of the total batches at present to 15% in the second quarter of 2018.
Besides, they are required to apply international practices, simplify administrative procedures and strengthen post clearance audit.
For imported and exported goods subject to specialized inspections, the list of goods subject to specialized inspection must be issued and enclosed with HS code in accordance with the Vietnam Export and Import Classification Nomenclature. 
According to the government’s direction, the standards or inspection methods must be announced and the lists without standards or inspection methods must be abolished.
Following the government’s instruction, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) cut an unprecedented number of 675 investment and business conditions, accounting for 55.3% of the total number of business conditions under the MoIT's management.
Besides, the MoIT also decided to eradicate 420 out of 720 goods codes subject to pre-clearance inspection which made up 58.3% of the total number of tariff codes.
The Ministry of Transport also announced the elimination of 384 out of 570 business conditions under the ministry’s authority. The number was equivalent to 67.36% of the total business conditions in the transport sector.
Under Decision No. 767 issued recently, the Ministry of Transport announced the elimination of 384 out of 570 business conditions under the ministry’s authority. The number is equivalent to 67.36% of the total business conditions in the transport sector.
The aviation sector has the largest number of business conditions to be simplified and cut, accounting for 74.36% of the total business conditions of the sector. It is followed by the rail sector with 73.08% of its business conditions being cut.
Meanwhile, the road sector will have 68.5% of its business conditions eliminated, the waterway sector will remove 67.34% of its conditions, and the maritime sector will cut 65.08% of its conditions.
Anh Hong
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