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Mr. Le Duc Thanh


With more than 25 years of experience in Customs IT, Mr. Le Duc Thanh, Director of Customs IT and Statistics Department, General Department of Customs, has directly participated in building many IT systems such as Accounting for exporting/importing taxes, Management Information System (MIS), tax-efficient investing, liquidity to process and export production… since they were first launched.
As a Director of Customs IT and Statistics Department, he has been running many key projects of the industry such as: VNACCS/VCIS (Vietnam automated cargo clearance system), electronic payment gateway and other electronic payment projects; Vietnam automated system for seaport customs management (VASSCM); online public service system; 5 – year plan on information technology application of the Customs sector in the period of 2021 – 2025; e-government architecture in the Customs sector; the overall redesign of the IT system in the Customs sector; National one-stop-shop mechanisms, ASEAN one-stop-shop mechanisms…


Achievements of Digital Transformation in Customs


In the past 10 years, the General Department of Customs has always promoted IT applications and achieved leaps and bounds. In details, we have completed the 5E goal (E-Declaration; E-payment; E-C/O; E-Permit and E-Manifest), a centralized IT system at the General Department level; and have been awarded the Excellent Digital Transformation State Agency Award by the Vietnam Digital Communication Association (VDCA) in 2019. Some of our featured work:
– Promote IT applications by performing electronic customs clearance, leveraging electronic payment anytime, anywhere by any means; implementing automatic customs supervision; deploying GPS electronic positioning seal system to serve people and businesses.
– Comprehensive IT application in all aspects of the Customs industry;
– IT application in executive direction.
– Promote the implementation of the National Single Window and the ASEAN Single Window:
– Promote research and step-by-step application of technology during the Fourth Industrial Revolution 4.0.
In the coming time, the General Department of Customs will focus on implementing Decision No. 707/QD-TCHQ dated May 4, 2022 on approving the Digital Transformation Plan of the Customs sector to 2025, oriented to 2030. Some of our spotlight goals are completing Digital Customs by 2025, and by 2030, Smart Customs will be completed.
Major digital transformation plans that will be focused on until 2025: (i) Implementing digital transformation in Customs Operations; (ii) Implementing digital transformation in the National Single Window and the ASEAN Single Window Mechanism; (iii) Implementing guidelines on the development and use of a national valuation database.