Vietnam has connected as many as 173 administrative procedures of 13 ministries and sectors to the National Single Window (NSW) since the online trade platform was implemented in 2015.
According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, more than 2.59 million documents, submitted by over 28,800 enterprises, have been handled through the mechanism as of April 15, 2019.
It said the number of applications processed through the NSW increased sharply to some 600,000 in the past month, reported Vietnam News Agency.
On the implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window, Vietnam continues to exchange the e-certificate of origin form D (e-C/O form D) with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Vietnam is also piloting the exchange of C/O form D with Cambodia and the Philippines.
It will likewise pilot the exchange of ASEAN customs declarations, electronic phytosanitary certificate (ePhyto), and electronic certificate of animal quarantine (e-AH). Vietnam Customs has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to coordinate to prepare contents for the pilot exchange of animal quarantine certificates between Vietnam and Indonesia, slated for July 1 this year.
Moreover, preparations are underway to exchange information with South Korea and the Eurasian Economic Union via the NSW.
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