Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh, head of the ASEAN and National Single Window steering committee, asked the Ministry of Finance to ensure that relevant agencies are ready to sign the ASEAN Single Window Agreement by the end of June.
The National Single Window (NSW) customs mechanism is a new online system that will update and unite the current cargo, port and customs information systems. Involved ministries, agencies and business across the country will share the same software system as a way to increase efficiency, transparency and communication.
He requested that ministries and agencies submit to the steering committee a list of administrative procedures to be carried out via the NSW online portal.
Ministries of Industry and Trade, Transport, Agriculture and Rural Development, Defence, Health, Environment and Natural Resources were directly ordered to be prepared for the transition by this December, especially prepping their online information systems.
In the second quarter of next year, ministries and state organs that fail to join the mechanism will be forced to review and amend all of their legal documents to make it compatible to the one door system.
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