Companies will be able to apply for import licences online from November 1 this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Foreign Trade Agency.
The agency has announced that it will start providing import and export-related public services at Level 3 on the MoIT’s online portal – online.moit.gov.vn on November 1.
The move is part of its efforts to streamline administrative procedures and facilitate foreign trade.
The online services are applicable for the issuance and re-issuance of and amendments to auto import licences; and the issuance, re-issuance and extension of, and amendments to certificates of entitlement of import-export rights to foreign traders without a presence in Vietnam.
The agency also said it will stop accepting hard-copy applications the same day.