North American container ports looked set to handle an all-time high in August, according to figures from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates’ Global Port Tracker. The report – covering the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, Tacoma, New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades, Miami (pictured) and Houston – forecast 1.54m teu throughput for August. This would pip July’s 1.53m teu.
The Mexican Association of Shipping Agents (AMANAC) has called on national ports to improve their competitiveness through reduced tariffs, which are among the highest in the world. In addition, it wants to see the number of checks levied by officials – which it deems “excessive” - reduced, since this has resulted in a loss of valuable transhipment traffic to other Latin American ports.
Vietnam is under the negotiation of joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – anagreement on free trade with range and grade that has strong effect on Vietnam. It will create a “playground” which will contribute 40% GDP and 30% global trade exchange. It can be said that joining TPP will bring Vietnam more opportunities but no less challenges.
Decision 1360 dated July 2nd, 2014 on Master Planning to Develop Provincial Logistics Sector to 2020, orientation to 2030 has been issued by the Prime Minister and the People’s Committee of BR-VT. This is considered as both an action handbook for the province and a supporting premise for the restructure of production and business of the industrial coastal province of the Southeastern.
We are very happy to have Delhi-HCMC route through the international gateway Bangkok and Mumbai- Bangkok with daily flights. The service is to serve increasing needs from passengers to travel between ASEAN region and India. Vietnam and Thailand have been currently considered places for tourism, trade and investment in Asia and Jet Airways, of course, will make it possible for Indian tourists to come to thes places. Jet Airways is founded and developed as a leading brand with top-notch services on the flights. We believe we deserve passengers’ trust.
The General Department of Viet Nam Customs has the official document number 13650/TCHQ-CCHDH dated 11/11/2014 sent to Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the document number 13649/TCHQ-CCHDH sent to Hai Phong Customs Department to coordinate the deployment of the National Single Window (NSW) at the port of Hai Phong and facilitate enterprises who use the system.
Recently, the Ministry of Transportation has issued the Circular No. 49/2014/TT-BGTVT dated 15 October 2014 on provisions of safety examination of containers shipped through the port of Vietnam. Safety examination of containers includes: Check the safety certification plate of container and check the security status of the container.
To eliminate many documents in customs sets to cut administrative procedures, reduce time and costs for businesses, under the direction of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, customs authorities admitted that reducing customs papers is a heavy workload. However, apart from the most common papers for import, specified papers should be categorised: Certified by competent authorities. This is also the issue that local and central customs units discussed at a meeting that reviewed a draft circular on customs procedures, customs inspection, export duty and import duty.
According to the Vietnamese Trade Office in Egypt, some Egyptian importers often complain about the uneven quality of Vietnamese seafood. Some fails to pass food safety tests so customs clearance faces difficulties, resulting in more costs at the port, such as the costs of storage, refrigeration, etc. Egyptian importers have questioned about unstable offer prices; sometimes the price increases unreasonably. For that reason, the importers don’t pay up to receive the documents or let the cargo backlog at ports.
From Jan.01st.2015, the salt imported under HS heading 2501 in the tariff schedule issued by the Finance Ministry should meet the quality standards in accordance with standards and technical regulations on quality of imported salt. All shipments of imported salt should be tested and assessed in terms of quality. When shipments of salt to the border gate, the importer should contact with customs office in the border gate to make customs procedures, taking samples and storing the goods as prescribed by the customs authorities.