The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC), Ministry of Finance and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed the record of discussion of Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for “Promoting E-customs in Vietnam”.
The project follows up the Japanese grant aid project for “E-Customs and National Single Window for Customs Modernisation” which was signed last month.
The newly-signed Technical Cooperation Project aims to establish environment for operating and maintaining customs automation system integrated with Japan National Single Window system (NACCS) which will be transferred to Vietnam Customs.
It will help Vietnam establish necessary laws and regulations corresponding to the usage of NACCS, the structure to properly operate, maintain and manage the system and its information security policy and mechanism.
It will also provide training for officials of GDVC and users of private sector on knowledge and skills to properly use the system and develop necessary related human resources as well.
The project will be implemented during three years with budget of $5.8 million.
“We do hope that supports of the two grant aid projects – one for infrastructure development and the other for human resource development – shall complement one another to successfully transfer the so-called NACCS to Vietnam,” said Tsuno Motonori, JICA chief representative in Vietnam.
“The system will create a breakthrough for customs modernisation, trade facilitation, and in the end, help increase Vietnam’s competitiveness and enable further economic growth in the future,” said Motonori.
Customs modernisation is one of JICA’s priorities for Vietnam. Several JICA-funded projects in the field have been implemented such as the project for reinforcement of customs functions at Tan Cang-Cat Lai in Ho Chi Minh City.