As you might be aware, there are a number of new Customs legal regulations which have recently been enacted with amendments aiming at further simplification of administrative procedures for enterprises.

To facilitate better understanding of business community, Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) in cooperation with the General Department of Customs (GDC) organizing a Dissemination Workshop to introduce new changes in customs duties and procedures in Decree 08/2015/ND-CP*1 and Circular 38/2015/TT-BTC*2. This activity is organized under the Memorandum of Understanding between the GDC and the VBF Consortium on materializing Customs-Business Partnership on September 25, 2014.

The event is chaired by the GDC Deputy General Director, Mr. Vu Ngoc Anh at following details:

Date and time: 8am – 12pm, Friday, 15th May 2015.

Venue: Meeting Room 1.16, 1st Floor, GDC premises, Lot E3, Duong Dinh Nghe Str., Cau Giay District, Hanoi

Tentative Agenda:

8am-8.30am Registration
8.30am-8.55am Opening Remarks
8.55am-10am Brief on new changes in customs procedures in accordance with Decree 08/2015/ND-CP and Circular 38/2015/TT-BTC
10am-11am Brief on new changes in customs duties in accordance with Decree 08/2015/ND-CP and Circular 38/2015/TT-BTC
11am-11am Tea Break
11.10am-11.50am Q&A
11.50am-12am Closing remarks

 Registration for the event is requested and should be addressed to VBF Secretariat at by May 13, 2015.

 Kindly note that the event is free-of-charge for VBF members; therefore, we would highly appreciate if you could forward this invitation to your interested members for their registrations.

For your reference, attached please find:

  1. Tentative Agenda (in both English and Vietnamese)
  2. *1: Decree 08/2015/NĐ-CP dated January 21, 2015 providing specific provisions and guidance on enforcement of the customs law on customs procedures, examination, supervision and control procedures (“Decree 08”) (in both English and Vietnamese)
  3. *2: Circular 38/2015/TT-BTC dated March 25, 2015 providing specific provisions on customs procedures; customs check and supervision; import & export tax and tax management for import-export products (“Circular 38”) (in both English and Vietnamese).



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