Among other Chambers and EU agencies, EuroCham was also awarded Medal for its cooperation with the Customs Department. During 2018, EuroCham was one of the most active Chambers, acting as a bridge between the Customs Department and the business community by continuously organising training sessions and dialogues to support European businesses in their daily operations related to Customs practices.
Looking forward to 2019, Vice-Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee, Mr. Tran Vinh Tuyen, committed that the city would continue to reform its administrative processes and to build an effective e-Government system in order to support the business community to further invest and operate in HCMC. Mr. Dinh Ngoc Thang, on behalf of the HCMC Customs Department, also committed that, in 2019, HCMC Customs will continue to promote administrative reforms, specifically to reduce export customs clearance time to 70 and 90 hours with imports. Mr. Thang also expressed the willingness of HCMC Customs Department to more closely collaborate with business associations to ensure the success of Plan 77 for 2019: “The business community and the HCMC Customs Department are reliable partners, accompanying for co-development”.