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Firms asked to make declarations before hauling goods to Lang Son’s border gates

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – All import-export enterprises have been required to make online declarations on the digital border gate platform before transporting their goods to the Huu Nghi and Tan Thanh international border gates in Lang Son Province from February 21, said Vi Cong Truong, deputy head of the Lang Son Customs Department.

According to the provincial Department of Information and Communications, information about the enterprises’ goods will be digitalized before they reach the border gates. The competent forces at the border gates just need to check and confirm the information declared by the enterprises, the local media reported.

The online declaration will help reduce costs, time and workload of enterprises and the competent agencies.

In the context of the complicated Covid-19 pandemic, the use of the digital border gate platform will also help minimize the gathering of a large number of people, reducing the risk of virus transmission to the competent forces at the border gates.

The process of declaring on the digital border gate platform consists of eight steps—declaring information, transporting goods, controlling vehicles transporting goods, a medical examination, inspecting vehicles travelling in and out of the border gates, checking animals and plants, goods transshipment and collecting fees.

It will take one-two minutes to declare the information for a vehicle in the first declaration. In the next declaration, the time will be shortened as the information of enterprises has already been saved.

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