According to a report on the website of the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam on March 24, in accordance with Decision No. 38 promulgated by the Vietnamese government on January 12, 2021, a substantial reform of seven items related to "the form of food safety and quality inspection of imported goods" was approved. The Ministry of Finance will take the lead in drafting a reform plan for the specific contents of the "Management System, Methods, Procedures, and Procedures for Food Safety and Quality Inspection of Imported Goods" from March 18. It is expected that there will be obvious changes in six aspects:
One is to simplify inspection procedures and procedures. To maximize the role of the information system, the inspection of related procedures is realized through the national single window platform managed by the customs department, and the inspection method is determined by the system. If the enterprise has already registered the corresponding customs declaration documents, the relevant documents originally required to be repeatedly provided by the enterprise will be reduced. The inspection will be carried out within 8 hours after the inspection department accepts the relevant materials (currently 24 hours).
The second is to unify various types of inspection methods, such as thorough inspection (inspecting documents and sampling), standard inspection (inspection documents), and random inspection (the rate of random inspection documents is less than 5%).
The third is to change inspection methods for goods that have exactly the same information such as product name, purpose, HS code, trademark, place of origin, and manufacturer.
The fourth is to provide relevant information in an open and transparent form on the national single window for enterprises and consumers to consult. The relevant information includes: goods exempt from inspection, goods that have changed inspection methods, goods that have obtained compliance certificates, and announcements of compliance results , Announce the results of compliance and inspection.
Fifth, information interconnection and sharing, unified data system, centralized review and sharing, networking with other management departments and third-party evaluation agencies during inspection, timely change of inspection methods, and ensuring national management of imported goods.
Sixth, increase the rights of import cargo owners. Imported cargo owners can choose the inspection agency (for goods that do not have a compliance certificate that needs thorough inspection); the goods in the first-release-after-inspection catalog can be selected for inspection according to the regulations; identification and visa agencies can be selected; cargo information can be checked on the national single window platform.