Vietnam Southern Hub Starts Online Customs Clearance

Vietnam’s commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City has for the first time launched official customs clearance via the Internet with US$1.5 million worth of goods being cleared.

The HCMC Customs Department approved up to 30 online customs declarations of five local companies on Wednesday.

The department said it had to spend only 2 minutes to approve one declaration, while the time could reach seven or eight hours for normal clearance.

From now to September 10, about 11 companies will get their goods cleared by the department via the internet.

Reported by Mai Phuong – Translated by Hieu Trung.
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Published: 04 October, 2005, 21:41:04 (GMT+7)
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