The Prime Minister issued the Decision No. 34/2016/QD- TTg dated August 23, 2016 on regulations on e-procedures for boats, ships’ entry, exit from seaports, inland ports, offshore oil ports via national single-window system.

In accordance with this decision, two hours at the latest before arrival of ships at pilot boarding area; Vietnamese and Cambodian inland watercraft’s entry into Vietnamese seaports, inland ports must process the e-procedures performed via national single-window system. 30 minutes at the latest since the declarant completes e-declaration and presentation of documents as prescribed, based on feedback from relevant agencies, port authorities  shall check information about ships and crew to issue e-permits for departures through NSW portal.

Similarly, Time limits for submission of documents: 02  hours at the latest before departures for e-procedures for Vietnamese and Cambodian inland watercraft’s exit from Vietnamese seaports, inland ports. 30 minutes at the latest since the declarant completes e-declaration and presentation of documents as prescribed, based on feedback  from   relevant   agencies,  port  authorities  shall check information about ships and crew to issue e-permits for departures through NSW portal. If a watercraft stays at the port for more than 24 hours since its departure is accepted, procedures for departure shall be carried out again.

On e-procedures for foreign ships in transit, Time limits for provision of information about ship’s security notification: 24 hours at the latest before expected arrival of ships at ports; notice of transit: 12 hours at the latest since expected  arrival of ships at an anchorage waiting for transit; notice of transit: two hours at the latest before expected arrival of ships at pilot boarding area; time limits for provision of information about cargo manifest, house bill of lading: 12 hours at the latest before expected arrival of ships at an anchorage waiting for transit with regard to shipments taking less than five days; 24 hours at the latest before expected arrival of ships at the anchorage waiting for transit for other shipments… E permit shall be issued within one hour at the latest since all the documents are presented.

This Decision takes effect on November 15, 2016.