Solutions sought to strengthen customs-business community partnership

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News

VNA
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 18:04:00 Print

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Hanoi (VNA)
Stronger connectivity between customs agencies and the business community has
helped foster mutual understanding, Vice Director General of the General
Department of Vietnam Customs Mai Xuan Thanh stated at a seminar in Hanoi on
June 21.

Thanh said that over
the past years, custom agencies at all levels have held many dialogues with businesses,
which have become effective tools to deal with disputes among parties.

Consultations between
customs and businesses have also been organised with the participation of
specific groups of enterprises, he said.

Along with promoting
partnership with the business community, over the past year, the Vietnam
Customs has paid due attention to setting up collaboration with business
associations.

So far, customs
agencies have signed agreement deals with 232 enterprises on building regular
partnership, along with 1,701 commitments with enterprises in supporting and
supervising law enforcement, and 52 cooperation deals with business
associations.

Nguyen Hoai Nam, Vice
President of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters, said
that businesses considered customs agencies as their partners.

“We are often asked
for opinions on new documents before they are issued,” stated Nam.

Thanh showed his hope
that businesses will continue actively cooperating with customs agencies and
make contributions to the agencies’ operations.

He asked for opinions
from enterprises on solutions to improve the custom sector’s performance.

Business associations
should also promote communications with the business community to give them
clearer understanding on the operation, role, responsibilities and efforts of the
custom sector in reforming and modernising, thus benefiting the business
community and strengthening understanding between the two sides.-VNA

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