A spokesman for the government said that Circular 08, which provides for inspection of imported scrap of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, is an "insurmountable document for businesses".
Referring to the problem of tens of thousands of containers imported into ports that caused losses to businesses, at a government press conference in the afternoon of 31 January, Prime Minister Mai Tien Dung said that "Issuing Documents The Inspection Regulation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in the Circular 08, 09 are insensitive to businesses ".
Mr. Dung said the container must be inspected and processed by four units. The first is the Department for Natural Resources and the Environment to provide the conditions; through control agencies; and then, through an independent inspection agency (currently 13 agencies), must eventually go through a state agency where the facility has facilities and factories.
Site control, a factory in one place, and a port in another place make businesses difficult and generate additional costs. For example, if the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment sends officials to check each container at Cat Lai, the company must provide transportation and accommodation. In addition to the costs, the inspection time separates natural resources from 80-90% of the time for goods clearance. While the customs authorities only need declarations of customs clearance from the area of natural resources and the environment.
With more than 24,000 containers in store in ports, it will be very good if it is released because most businesses own small and medium sized businesses and need production materials. "Publishing administrative procedures, but not evaluating the full impact, thoroughly scrutinizes the killed businesses," Dung said.
Government spokespersons said that businesses have repeatedly hit the government office and met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuce and "cried in front of the Prime Minister for administrative regulations."
Mr. Mai Tien Dung – Chairman of the Office of the Government, chaired the government's press conference on January 31st. Photo: Vu Tuan
Mr. Dung has asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to "accept mistakes in businesses when they issued administrative documents that have led them to spill tears because it was too difficult."
The Mai Tien Dung government has again stressed the head of the Prime Minister's spirit at a ministerial meeting and stressed that the Prime Minister had asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment not to authorize local authorities to import scrap and cancel the application. cancel the circulars 08 and 09 of this agency.
"The Prime Minister requires a thorough handling of this issue, otherwise no one will eat Tet Tet," he stressed.
Following this question, the Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment Le Cong Thanh stated that the provisions of circulars 08 and 09 are intended to strictly implement the direction and direction of restrictions on the import of scrap, the Context of Neighboring Countries had strict rules on the import of scrap. These two circulars have improved the scrap import regulations and regulations in a stricter way to protect the environment for the country.
However, Mr Thanh admitted that a number of legal documents to implement the Environmental and Customs Law were "overlapping randomly, difficult to implement for local units, and also the way in which a number of departments of natural resources and the environment were implemented, were not really tight and creative to reduce the time unloading of consignments ".
He said the Prime Minister's working group had drastically controlled that in the coming time the regulations on state quality control of imported scrap would change to strengthen the post-inspection responsibilities of agencies. in the site instead of a preliminary check. Customs clearance will be based on certificates of compliance of independent rating organizations.
"We will find out that assessing the impact of legal documents in the areas that need to be deeper, problem-solving and sensitive to changing regulations must be linked to the hands of the agencies," said Le Cong Thanh.