The Ministry of Finance proposed the city. Hai Phong studies to adjust infrastructure fees for inland waterway vehicles

On August 15, the Ministry of Finance sent an official dispatch to the City People’s Committee. Hai Phong on fees for using infrastructure works, and public utility service works in border gate and seaport areas. Accordingly, the Ministry of Finance proposed City. Hai Phong needs to consider adjusting the port infrastructure fee applied to inland waterway vessels.

According to Official Letter No. 4732/VPVP-CN dated July 28, 2022, of the Government Office, Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai assigned the Ministry of Finance to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Transport and relevant agencies to do. work with the city. Hai Phong to deal with recommendations of associations and opinions of the Finance and Budget Committee of the National Assembly, and Report to the Government in September 2022.

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Accordingly, business associations, including the Association of Logistics Service Enterprises (VLA), proposed not to charge fees for goods transported by inland waterways in the border gate area of ​​​​Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City. Hai Phong.

The Finance and Budget Committee also commented: Although legally the content of the Resolution of the 2 City Councils is strict and consistent with the law, from practical application, the objects are means of transport. Inland navigation may not use locally managed port infrastructure. Therefore, the city. Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong charge this fee for inland waterway transport, which is not really satisfactory.

Previously, on the basis of receiving opinions from functional agencies and business associations, the City People’s Committee. Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved Resolution 07/2022/NQ-HDND amending and supplementing Resolution No. 10/2020/NQ-HDND effective from August 1, in which, exemption, reduction, and adjustment of toll rates apply to objects. Accordingly, City. Ho Chi Minh City free of charge for all kinds of goods: imported directly serving security and defense; ensure security and overcome consequences of natural disasters and epidemics; send the bonded warehouse; transit; in and out of the port by waterways according to the Agreement between the Governments of Vietnam and Cambodia on water transport. At the same time, 50% of the fee will be reduced for goods temporarily imported for re-export, goods temporarily exported for re-import, goods stored in bonded warehouses, goods in transit, goods transshipped, exported and imported goods transported into and out of the port by air. inland waterways.

Based on the above grounds, the Ministry of Finance proposed the City People’s Committee. Hai Phong studied the opinions and consulted the experience of the city. Ho Chi Minh City to come up with a suitable solution, and send it to the Ministry of Finance to summarize and report to the Prime Minister.

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