HCMC Customs Dept. Consultations with AmCham

Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/01/2018
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Location
Conference Center

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AmCham Vietnam members and guests are invited to a New Year Consultations session with the HCMC Department of Customs, to discuss the Customs 2018 Strategic Plan to cooperate with businesses to reform and modernize customs as a leading step to improve the business environment and competitiveness and promote additional FDI, especially from U.S. companies, to Vietnam in general, and HCM City and the Southern Key Economic Region in particular. The event will be held at the Conference Center, 272 Vo Thi Sau, see location details above.

Background Information

The HCMC Customs Department has provided the below listed background information (in Vietnamese), and will provide additional details at the consultations meeting. English translations will be provided as soon as possible.

HCMC Customs Strategic Plan for 2018 (Vietnamese)

HCMC Customs Strategic Plan for 2018 (English)

Appdx 1 Ban Chi Dao (Contact Points in HCMC Customs – VN)

Appdx 2 He Thong Van Ban (System of Legal Documents – VN)

Appdx 2 He Thong Van Ban (System of Legal Documents – ENG)

Appdx 2 Linh Vuc GSQL (Monitoring Management – VN)

Appdx 2 Linh Vuc GSQL (Monitoring Managemrnt – ENG)

Appdx 3 Canh Bao (Warning: Common Violations – VN)

Appdx 3 Can Bao (Warning: Common Violations – ENG)

HCMC Customs Letter of Invitation (VN)

HCMC Customs Letter of Invitation (ENG)

Opening Remarks by AmCham Governor Mark Gillin (ENG)

Request to submit questions in advance

The HCMC Customs Department has requested that AmCham companies submit in advance questions and recommendations, so that Customs can prepare responses to be provided at the consultations event. In addition, there will be time for additional dialogue, questions, and recommendations at the event.

Questions and Answers from the event (Vietnamese)

Questions and Answers from the event (English)

 

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AGENDA

8:00 Registration
8:30-8:45 Welcome & Introduction by HCMC Customs Dept Deputy Director Đinh Ngọc Thắng
 8:45-9:00 Remarks by AmCham Governor, Mark Gillin
 9:00-9:20 Presentation: Customs Reform and Modernization, 
by Mr. Nguyen Huu Nghiep, HCMC Customs Dept. Deputy Director
 9:20- 10:00 HCMC Customs Answers to AmCham Questions submitted in Advance
  Mr. Nguyen Quoc Toan, Deputy Head, Im-Ex Division
  Mr. Nguyen Xuan Binh, Head, Supervision & Control
 10:00-10:20 Teabreak
 10:20 – 11:50 Q&A AmCham Questions and Customs Answers
 11:50-12:00 AmCham Closing Remarks, Mark Gillin
 12:00-12:15 HCMC Customs Closing Remarks
  HCMC Customs Dept Deputy Director Đinh Ngọc Thắng
 12:15 Event ends

TICKET COST

Free of charge. Costs will be covered by Sponsor, HCMC Customs Dept, and USAID/GIG VTFA Grant funds.

Note: Reservations/cancellations must be received before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Gold Sponsor – Vnd 15,000,000

  • 4 complimentary tickets
  • Company Logo on backdrop and on website for the event as a Gold Sponsor
  • Company will receive a full list of participants and photo link after the event
  • 3 months Networking Online (125px x 125px) on AmCham website

Silver Sponsor – Vnd 10,000,000

  • 2 complimentary tickets
  • Company Logo on backdrop and on website for the event as a Silver Sponsor
  • Company will receive a full list of participants and photo link after the event
  • 2 months Networking Online (125px x 125px) on AmCham website

Bronze Sponsor – Vnd 5,000,000

  • 1 complimentary ticket
  • Company Logo on backdrop and on website for the event as a Bronze Sponsor
  • 1 month Networking Online (125px x 125px) on AmCham website

To sponsor, click the Register Online button, complete the form and select your desired level of sponsorship.

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Additional Background Information

WTO Director General meets Vietnam’s leaders, highlights Trade Facilitation Agreement

Full Text of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation — (English) | (Vietnamese)

Trade facilitation, value creation, and competitiveness : policy implications for Vietnam’s economic growth, WB Report, July 2013, 3 volumes.

Complete Report in Vietnamese

Complete Report in English

This three-volume report explores the role of trade facilitation and logistics in driving export and ultimately national competitiveness. It posits that this area of trade consists of three interrelated pillars: (i) transport infrastructure and logistics services; (ii) regulatory procedures for exports and imports; and (iii) supply chain organization. Transport infrastructure and logistics services relate to the physical aspects of trade flows. Logistics services include a variety of services, the most important of which are transportation, storage and consolidation. This summary is organized into nine sections. After the introduction, section two presents the conceptual framework for this study. The economic context under which trade facilitation is discussed is outlined in section three. It describes Vietnam’s evolving structure of trade and competitiveness. The country’s trade logistics is part of this structure and this is germane to understanding the key issues and solutions proposed. This is followed by discussion of the three pillars of trade facilitation in sections four to six and then section seven presents the institutional framework underpinning these pillars. Section eight then pulls together the diverse roles of government, such as setting policies, acting as regulator, and being the facilitator working in collaboration with key stakeholders. The conclusion, section nine, suggests a set of recommendations.