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Committee on Trade Facilitation - Notification of category commitments under the Agreement on Trade Facilitation - Communication from Viet Nam - Addendum
日期:2022/05/18
作者:Viet Nam
文件編號:G/TFA/N/VNM/1/Add.1
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NOTIFICATION OF CATEGORY COMMITMENTS UNDER

THE AGREEMENT ON TRADE FACILITATION

COMMUNICATION FROM VIET NAM

Addendum

The following communication, dated 6 May 2022, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Viet Nam for Members' information.

 

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Following up on the notification submitted on 16 November 2018 (G/TFA/N/VNM/1), Viet Nam hereby makes the following notifications based on Articles 17 and 19 of the Trade Facilitation Agreement:

 

(1) Shifting of categories;

 

1.       Viet Nam hereby notifies that the following provisions have been shifted between categories.

 

Provision

Heading/Description

Category previously notified as

Category shifted to

Article 7.1

Pre-arrival processing

C

B

 

Article 10.9

Temporary Admission of Goods and Inward and Outward Processing

C

B

 

Article 11.5 – 11.10

Freedom of Transit

C

B

Article 11.11 – 11.15

Freedom of Transit

C

B

 

(2) Shortening of definitive implementation dates;

 

2.        Viet Nam wishes to notify that, based on Articles 17 and 19 of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation, the following provisions were fully implemented before their previously notified definitive implementation dates (See table below)

 

Provisions

Heading/Description

Previously notified definitive date of implementation

New definitive date of implementation

Article 3

Advance Rulings

31 December 2022

31 March 2022

Article 7.1

Pre-arrival processing

31 December 2024

31 March 2022

Article 7.3

Separation of Release from Final Determination of Customs Duties, Taxes, Fees and Charges

31 December 2022

31 March 2022

Article 7.9

Perishable Goods

31 December 2022

31 March 2022

Article 10.8

Rejected Goods

31 December 2022

31 March 2022

Article 10.9

Temporary Admission of Goods and Inward and Outward Processing

31 December 2024

31 March 2022

Article 11.5 - 11.10

Freedom of Transit

31 December 2024

31 March 2022

Article 11.11 - 11.15

Freedom of Transit

31 December 2024

31 March 2022

Article 11.16 - 11.17

Freedom of Transit

31 December 2022

31 March 2022

Article 12

Customs Cooperation

31 December 2023

31 March 2022

 

For ease of reference, Viet Nam's full list of category commitments are summarized in the table as attached herewith.

 


Provision

Heading/Description

Category

Indicative date for implementation

(for categories

B and C)

Definitive date for implementation

(for categories

B and C)

Assistance and Support for Capacity Building Required for Implementation

(for category C)

Article 1     Publication and Availability of Information

Article 1.1

Publication

B

31 December 2021

31 December 2021

-

Article 1.2

Information Available through Internet

C

31 December 2021

31 December 2022

·    Support the set-up of the Vietnam Trade Information Portal.

·    Supplement the information to The Vietnam Trade Information Portal and have the information translated into English.

·    International support in developing procedures, processes and other required inputs for Trade Portal.

Article 1.3

Enquiry Points

A

-

-

-

Article 1.4

Notification

A

-

-

-

Article 2     Opportunity to Comment, Information before Entry into Force and Consultations

Article 2.1

Opportunity to Comment and Information Before Entry into Force

A

-

-

-

Article 2.2

Consultations

A

-

-

-

Article 3     Advance Rulings

 

C

31 December 2021

31 March 2022

·    Experts are required for experience-sharing in implementing advance ruling on origin, value.

·    Funds are required for facilities and equipment investment.

Article 4     Procedures for Appeal or Review

 

A

-

-

-

Article 5     Other Measures to Enhance Impartiality, Non-Discrimination and Transparency

Article 5.1

Notification for Enhanced Controls or Inspections

B

31 December 2020

31 December 2021

-

Article 5.2

Detention

B

31 December 2021

31 December 2022

-

Article 5.3

Test Procedures

C

31 December 2023

31 December 2024

·    Support in the form of experience sharing for testing procedures and methods.

·    Training by experts from developed countries.

·    Call for Public Private Partnership in establishing qualified testing labs.

·    Provide support for reviewing the capacity and the implementation of standards and technical regulations of the labs.

·    Support and maintain the system which publishes the list of labs qualified for first test and second test.

·    Improve capacity of staff managing the labs. To review and develop a set of criteria for determining qualified labs.

Article 6    Disciplines on Fees and Charges Imposed on or in Connection with Importation and Exportation and Penalties

Article 6.1

General Disciplines on Fees and Charges Imposed on or in Connection with Importation and Exportation

A

-

-

-

Article 6.2

Specific Disciplines on Fees and Charges for Customs Processing Imposed on or in Connection with Importation and Exportation

A

-

-

-

Article 6.3

Penalty Disciplines

B

31 December 2021

31 December 2021

-

Article 7     Release and Clearance of Goods

Article 7.1

Pre-arrival Processing

B

31 December 2023

31 March 2022

-

Article 7.2

Electronic Payment

B

31 December 2019

31 December 2020

-

Article 7.3

Separation of Release from Final Determination of Customs Duties, Taxes, Fees and Charges

B

31 December 2021

31 March 2022

-

Article 7.4

Risk Management

C

31 December 2023

31 December 2024

·    Support in the form of experience sharing for developing and implementing risk management policy.

·    Provide support for setting up a centralized IT system for information provision and exchange among customs authorities and partners.

·    Sharing of other countries' legal regulations on cooperation in information provision and exchange.

·    Organize workshop on experience sharing in intra & inter agency information provision and exchange.

·    Provide and share materials on risk management framework by countries successfully implemented.

·    Organize workshops on:

-   international experience-sharing in developing risk management framework;

-   prepare a proposal on developing customs risk management framework;

-   experience sharing in effective implementation of risk management framework.

·    Organize workshops on international experience-sharing; organize training and capacity building courses on:

-   Information collection and processing;

-   Risk management over passengers on entry, exit by sea and air routes;

-   Risk management over sea and air vehicles;

-   Risk management over goods transported by express courier services;

-   Risk management over enterprises being customer brokers;

-   Risk management over goods processed for exportation.

·    Organize overseas trips to gain experience in:

-   Information collection and processing;

-   Risk management over passengers on entry, exit by sea and air routes;

-   Risk management over sea and air vehicles;

-   Risk management over goods transported by express courier services.

·    Facilities & equipment, software and experts.

Article 7.5

Post-clearance Audit

B

31 December 2021

31 December 2021

-

Article 7.6

Establishment and Publication of Average Release Times

B

31 December 2021

31 December 2021

-

Article 7.7

Trade Facilitation Measures for Authorized Operators

B

31 December 2023

31 December 2023

-

Article 7.8

Expedited Shipments

A

-

-

-

Article 7.9

Perishable Goods

B

31 December 2021

31 March 2022

-

Article 8    Border Agency Cooperation

 

C

31 December 2023

31 December 2024

·    Provide necessary infrastructure and facilities for authorities in the border for cooperation toward common internet base.

·    Capacity building for officials in the borders to exercises their duty more effectively.

Article 9     Movement of Goods Intended for Import under Customs Control

 

A

-

-

-

Article 10   Formalities Connected with Importation, Exportation and Transit

Article 10.1

Formalities and Documentation Requirements

A

-

-

-

Article 10.2

Acceptance of Copies

A

-

-

-

Article 10.3

Use of International Standards

B

31 December 2021

31 December 2021

-

Article 10.4

Single Window

C

31 December 2020

31 December 2021

·    Experts with international experience to provide training; provide funds for training.

·    Provide funds, technical and technology assistance.

·    Provide training and coaching for related parties for the application and operation of the single window system.

Article 10.5

Pre-shipment Inspection

A

-

-

-

Article 10.6

Use of Customs Brokers

A

-

-

-

Article 10.7

Common Border Procedures and Uniform Documentation Requirements

A

-

-

-

Article 10.8

Rejected Goods

B

31 December 2021

31 March 2022

-

Article 10.9

Temporary Admission of Goods and Inward and Outward Processing

B

31 December 2023

31 March 2022

-

Article 11   Freedom of Transit

   Article 11.1-11.4

 

A

-

-

-

   Article 11.5-11.10

 

B

31 December 2023

31 March 2022

-

   Article 11.11-11.15

 

B

31 December 2023

31 March 2022

-

   Article 11.16-11.17

 

B

31 December 2021

31 March 2022

-

Article 12   Customs Cooperation

 

B

31 December 2023

31 March 2022

-

 

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