Deputy Director General Hoang Viet Cuong answered questions to businesses at the conference. Photo T.D.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Duong Van
Thang, Vice Chairman of Tay Ninh People's Committee; Mr. Hoang Viet
Cuong, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Customs, with the
participation of more than 60 typical enterprises in Tay Ninh province.
"Hot" issues for imported sugar
More than 20 questions of enterprises at
the meeting related to tax policy; Customs procedures for importing
goods, inspections of used machinery, environmental protection tax,
preferential policies for enterprises, business cooperation with border
residents were answered by the organizers.
The concerns of enterprises related to temporarily imported sugar for re-export heated up the meeting.
According to Mr. Nguyen Bao Duc - the
representative of Thanh Cong Bien Hoa Joint Stock Company, the domestic
manufacturers are facing many difficulties such as competition with
temporarily illicit imported sugar for re-export. Especially, while
domestic sugar consumption is difficult, imported liquid sugar is
increasing. The cause is the unreasonable import tariffs. Because liquid
sugar imports from China, Korea and Thailand at a tax rate of 0%, will
create unfair competition, making it difficult for inventory.
Accordingly, Mr. Duc expected the
Customs sector in general, and Tay Ninh Customs Department in
particular, to strengthen the fight against smuggling sugar to create a
fair environment for businesses. In addition, it is recommended that the
Government should not issue quotas for temporarily imported sugar for
re-export, as well as the desire to consider and create favorable
conditions for enterprises to import sugarcane products from raw
material areas through trails in Tay Ninh province.
Regarding the recommendations and
problems of enterprises, the Director of Tay Ninh Customs Department,
Mr. Huynh Van Duc said that Tay Ninh Customs and other specialized
forces at border gates, actively inspected temporarily imported goods
for re-exportaccording to the regulations of the Ministry of Industry
and Trade and detected and prevented many lots of imported sugar without
In the past time, to create conditions
for enterprises and the Customs office to coordinate with specialized
forces at border gates, organizing surveillance work at border gates and
trails in a convenient way.
Regarding the problems of YanTai Moon
Vietnam Company regarding the determination of imported C / O sheet
metal, Director Huynh Van Duc said that in the case where Customs
officers have doubts about the origin of goods, they should report to
the General Department of Vietnam Customs to carry out verification
At the meeting, the opinions and
problems under the jurisdiction of the People's Committee of Tay Ninh
province, as well as problems of the concerned ministries and agencies
were answered by the leadership of the People's Committee of Tay Ninh
province, and the leaders of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
At the same time, the Ministry of Industry and Trade also noted
difficulties under the competence of other ministries and branches for
reporting to the competent authorities.
On behalf of the People's Committee of
Tay Ninh Province, Mr. Duong Van Thang, Vice Chairman of Tay Ninh
People's Committee was committed to handling the proposals set out by
the leaders of Tay Ninh province to continue to accompany enterprises,
creating the most favorable conditions for enterprises to invest and
In the past time, Tay Ninh issued a plan
to implement Resolution 35 and Directive 20 of the Government on
supporting business development until 2020, especially the reform of the
investment environment. The Provincial Competitiveness Index and the
PAR index of the province has been significantly improved and recognized
by the business community. Tay Ninh is also one of the highlights of
attracting foreign investment. In 2017, Tay Ninh attracted nearly $US 1
billion in foreign investment. The export turnover is high, with export
surplus of $US 400 million. In 2018, Tay Ninh province will continue to
implement solutions to facilitate the development of enterprises and
improve the competitiveness of enterprises.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Director
General of Vietnam Customs, Mr. Hoang Viet Cuong also noted and shared
with the business community about the difficulties and problems.
Specifically, the temporary imported sugar for re-export is a problem,
the Customs authorities have implemented many measures to inspect,
supervise and handle a lot of sugar smuggling. However, according to Mr.
Hoang Viet Cuong, it is necessary to protect the temporary import
enterprises to do business right. Customs offices in general and Tay
Ninh Customs will have to do better in monitoring to create a fair
business environment for businesses.
Similarly, the problem of on-spot export
is not eligible for concessional bank loans, the General Department of
Vietnam Customs will review the mechanism and report to the Ministry of
Finance to petition the Government to direct the bank for
reconsideration, creating favorable conditions for businesses.
Deputy Director General of Vietnam Customs, Mr. Hoang Viet Cuong also
directed the Tay Ninh Customs Department to strengthen the propaganda to
solve problems as well as direct businesses to remove difficulties.
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