On April 25, 2016, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued the Joint Circular No.64/2016/TTLT-BTC-BVHTTDL guiding the implementation of the national single-window mechanism with respect to the procedure of appraising contents of imported children’s toys under specialized management of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Accordingly, In the course of carrying out customs clearance procedures for imported children’s toys under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Circular No. 28/2014/TT-BVHTTDL of December 31, 2014, import- requesting declarants shall carry out import procedures at the customs office. If the customs office has doubts but cannot ascertain whether or not children’s toys to be imported by the declarant are banned from distribution, sale or trading in Vietnam, the customs office shall send an electronic appraisal request, made according to form No. 1, Appendix I to this Joint Circular, via the Vietnam National Single Window to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to solicit assessment or consult related state management agencies for determining whether such toys may be imported.
Within 36 working hours after receiving the appraisal request, the processin agency shall send an e-request for showing of sample goods to the customs office and declarant via the Vietnam National Single Window. The processing agency shall conduct appraisal within 7 working days from the date the declarant shows sufficient sample goods and documents as prescribed, or within 15 working days from such date in case it has to consult related ministries and sectors; The customs office shall issue a final decision on customs clearance for imported children’s toys, based on the appraisal result notice sent by the processing agency via the Vietnam National Single Window. The Vietnam National Single Window shall receive e-information 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The Vietnam National Single Window shall automatically receive information and give feedback to declarants, processing agencies and customs offices.
This Circular takes effect on June 15, 2016
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