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Electronic procedures now at seaports

Released at: 14:24, 22/03/2016

Electronic procedures now at seaports

From April 18 e-border guard procedures will be carried out around the clock at seaports.

E-border guard procedures will be carried out around the clock at seaports from April 18, pursuant to Prime Ministerial Decision No. 10 dated March 3 and be under the management of the Ministry of Defense’s Border Guard unit.

As soon as the portal for e-border guard procedures at seaports is connected with the national single-window portal, anyone carrying out procedures is required to make e-declarations and submit an e-dossier to the border guard station at the seaport.

The border guard stations will complete e-border guard procedures at the seaport under the regulations on e-procedures applicable to vessels calling at or leaving seaports and offshore oil and gas ports via the national single-window portal.

When a breakdown occurs in the national single-window portal the procedures will be carried out via the portal of the seaport.

The new regulation applies to Vietnamese vessels on entry or exit, foreign vessels and crews on entry or exit, in transit or navigating between seaports (including oil and gas exploration and exploitation service ships operating offshore, foreign vessels having domestic transport permits issued by the Ministry of Transport, and Vietnamese-owned vessels flying foreign state flags of foreign nationalities), and foreign nuclear-powered vessels and vessels carrying radioactive substances.

Foreign vessels arriving at Vietnamese seaports to carry out scientific research, fisheries, salvage, sunken property recovery, marine facility construction, and natural resource surveying, exploration and exploitation activities in Vietnam’s sea areas and having permits or written approval from competent Vietnamese agencies are also obliged to comply with the PM’s Decision.

Source: Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine

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