It is part of the Japan’s grant aid “E-customs and national single window for customs modernization” project which had been implemented from 2012 to March 2014.
Since Vietnam’s accession to WTO in 2007, FDI to Vietnam grew dramatically. Also the number of export/import declaration increased rapidly, from 1,160,000 in 2002 to 4,160,000 in 2010. Accordingly, the load on customs officers became heavier and heavier, so efficiency of customs clearance procedure by introducing IT system had been an urgent issue for General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC).
Furthermore, Vietnam aims 60% of all export/import declaration will be handled by electronic system and 50% of export/import approval and licenses will be processed by national single window by 2015.
Under these circumstances, GDVC requested Japanese Government to support developing a new IT system for customs clearance procedures in Vietnam based on Japan’s technology of “Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System (NACCS)” and “Customs Intelligence Data Base System (CIS)”
This new system will contribute to improve business environment by reducing time and cost for trade procedure as well as to reduce administrative cost through IT introduction. Besides, it is expected to contribute not only for economic and trade growth of Vietnam but also for enhancement of connectivity between Vietnam and the world economy by the efficient customs clearance procedures through ASEAN single window./.
National single window is a system that enables some procedures for export/import in a country, such as customs clearance and quarantine, to be carried out by imputing and transmitting the necessary data just once.