GDVC said that a donation shipment entering Vietnam needs the following documents for customs clearance: an incomplete customs declaration and a decision from a competent authority to accept the donation. However, when the mentioned shipments arrived in Vietnam, CCoVFF could not present the two necessary documents of a decision from a competent authority to accept the donation and a donation confirmation statement certified by a financial agency.
As of May 2022, the essential documents for the customs procedure consist of an incomplete customs declaration and an import permit from the Ministry of Health, since the donation confirmation declaration has been canceled by the Ministry of Finance in accordance with Circular 23 /2022/TT-BTC, issued April 6, 2022. The CCoVFF still does not have an import permit from the Ministry of Health to clear the two shipments as regulated.
After receiving questions from National Assembly delegates, GDVC immediately ordered Customs Divisions at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport to contact CCoVFF to reduce the storage fees for cargoes. It also allows the CCoVFF to declare the goods and transport them to the appropriate warehouses. Missing documents will be submitted within 30 days.
At 9:30 a.m. on May 26, CCoVFF reported to Customs Division of Tan Son Nhat International Airport for customs procedure for shipment there. The other located at Noi Bai International Airport will follow the same reporting step soon. It is suggested that CCoVFF contact the Ministry of Health in case of missing documents, in accordance with Decree No. 98/2021/ND-CP, issued by the government on November 8, 2021.