Kim Thanh international border gate between Việt Nam’s Lào Cai Province and China’s Yunnan Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc KhánhViet Nam News Mai Xuân Thành, Deputy Director-General of General Department of Việt Nam Customs, speaks to Thời báo Kinh tế Việt Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) on reforms the department has done in recent times to ease the flow of goods and services across the border. In recent years, Việt Nam customs have made significant strides in reformation and modernisation of administrative procedures to facilitate cross-border trade. Could you give us a brief rundown of these efforts? In 2018, Việt Nam customs authority continued to maintain stable operation of the e-Customs system VNACCS/VCIS (Việt Nam Automated Cargo Clearance System/Việt Nam Customs Intelligent Information System), which has now seen the participation of 99.65 per cent of enterprises currently … [Read more...] about Customs reforms and modernisation help boost cross-border trade
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VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA) says that logistics costs in Vietnam are 16-17 percent of GDP, not 20.9 percent as reported before by several institutions. VLA says the logistics costs are 16-17 percent of GDP Nguyen Tuong, senior advisor to VLA, said on the sidelines of the VLA annual conference on November 17 that logistics costs are one of the most important issues mentioned in the VLA 2018 White Book, the publication launched as the official voice on logistics-related activities. The Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA) says that logistics costs in Vietnam are 16-17 percent of GDP, not 20.9 percent as reported before by several institutions. The proportion is higher, 10-20 percent, in consumer goods, e-commerce, retail, garment and farm produce. Of logistics costs, the expense for transport services accounts for the highest proportion, 60-80 percent, followed by handling and customs services. RELATED NEWS Freight forwarding companies see … [Read more...] about How high are logistics costs in Vietnam?
The Hanoitimes - In response to Vietnamese People Use Vietnamese Products campaign, the Hanoi Department of Tourism has taken many measures to promote the use of domestic products and services in the field of tourism. Vietnamese People Use Vietnamese Products campaign is an important policy of the Party and the State, and is considered a key task in the Action Program of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee since 2009. The Department of Tourism has taken comprehensive measures to introduce, promote, support and encourage travel enterprises to support the campaign, develop tours in association with shopping Vietnamese products, recommend producers and enterprises with high-quality products and services to travelers. Bat Trang ceramic items, one of travelers' favorite products Thanks to these activities, international and domestic tourists understand more about high-quality goods of Vietnam. In order to further improve the quality of products and services for … [Read more...] about Hanoi to promote the use of Vietnamese products and services
Vietnam’s logistics costs remain high, at equal to more than 20 per cent of GDP compared to 9 to 14 per cent in developed countries, according to the Vietnam Logistics Association. While significant progress has been made in improving logistics services, there is still ample room for further improvement with modern technologies. Local and foreign startups have entered field and sparked tough competition. Room to enter There have been many Vietnamese startups joining the logistics sector and providing a variety of services with the common aim of resolving market problems by using IT solutions. Some have been sufficiently successful to cover all their business costs while others are now in a poor financial state, yet more and more new startups are looking to join the game. Dichung is one such startup, developing ride-sharing technology to reduce traffic congestion. It focuses on various carpooling services based on online and mobile solutions that include … [Read more...] about Transport startups winning over customers
Matthias Rebellius CEO, Siemens Building Technologies According to PR Newswire, the country’s construction industry is expected to expand in real terms over the forecast period (2017-2021), due to investments in transport infrastructure, energy and utilities, and affordable housing projects. Additionally, government investment in public infrastructure and education and healthcare buildings as part of the 2016–2020 Development Plan will support this growth. This positive outlook reinforces the confidence of foreign companies that are doing business in Vietnam, such as Siemens. A global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for 170 years, Siemens AG is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens has been a part of Vietnam’s economic … [Read more...] about Siemens is keen to build for the future