HA NOI - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has asked ministries and agencies to speed up implementation of the national one-door customs mechanism by 2016.
He urged it would take swift co-operation between numerous involved ministries and agencies at the fifth meeting of National Committee for ASEAN matters in Ha Noi.
The one-door customs mechanism is a new online system that will update and unite the current cargo, port and customs information systems. Involved ministries, agencies and business across the country will share the same software system as a way to increase efficiency, transparency and communication.
Deputy PM Ninh requested that ministries and agencies submit to the steering committee a list of administrative procedures to be carried out via the one-door mechanism's online portal.
In the second quarter of next year, ministries and state organs that fail to join the mechanism will be forced to review and amend all of their legal documents to make it compatible to the one door system.
Ministries of Industry and Trade, Transport, Agriculture and Rural Development, Defence, Health, Environment and Natural Resources were directly ordered to be prepared for the transition by this December, especially prepping their online information systems.
The Ministry of Finance is authorised to work with other ministries to accomplish a master plan for carrying out the one door mechanism for 2016-20 period.
A concrete plan for next year must be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval by the end of this year.
Deputy PM Ninh, head of the ASEAN and national one door custom mechanism steering committee, asked the Ministry of Finance to ensure everyone is ready to sign the ASEAN one door mechanism agreement by the end of this month.
He also asked the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, to ready a report on ASEAN customs declaration documents and certificate of origin samples from ASEAN one-door mechanism countries.