The State Inspection Board
- Address : 218 Doi Can Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
- Tel. : 844 - 256893
- Head : Nguyen Ky Cam
- The General Department of Customs.
- Address: 51 Nguyen Van Cu Str., Ha Noi
- Head: Mr. Phan Van Dinh
- Tel.: 263910
- Vice Head:
- Mr. Nguyen Thanh
- Tel.: 263954
Being the organization belonged to the Government, the General Department
of Customs performs the function of State management regarding the field
of customs, the implementation of the State management system on customs
throughout the country.
The General Department of Customs is responsible for conducting the tasks
defined in the Ordinance on Customs dated february 20th, 1990 and the
following concrete tasks and powers :
- 1. To draw up and submit to the Government juridical drafts (laws,
ordinances), policies, systems and other legal documents on customs
management. To organize the implementation of the above-said documents
after their approvals are acquired.
- 2. To submit to the Government strategies, planning, plans regarding the
field of the jurisdiction of customs. To organize the implementation of
such strategies, planning when the approvals of the Government are
- 3. To direct, to manage, to control the implementation of customs
activities, to collect export, import duties and other kinds of fees
according to the regulations of the Government; to control, fight against
contraband; to conduct customs statistics.
- 4. To submit to the Government the participation in international and
regional customs organizations. To conduct international co-operation
regarding customs according to the regulations of the Government.
- 5. To organize and to direct the implementation of the research and
application of scientific - technological progresses in the field of
- 6. To submit to the Prime Minister the organizational planning of customs
network, standards, policies, responsibility system applied to customs
- 7. To manage customs organization, officials, cadres, customs material
basis according to the regulations of the Government.
- 8. The Head of the General Department of Customs has rights to issue
decisions, orders, ordinances to perform the State management on customs,
to implement the rights according to Articles 25, 26, 27 of the Law on
organization of the Government dated September 30th, 1992.
Vietnamese customs is organized according to the following system :
- - In central: The General Department of Customs belongs to the Government.
- - In provinces, cities belonged to the central and inter -provinces :
Departments of Customs belonged to the General Department of Customs.
Based on the planning of customs network approved by the Prime Minister,
at border gates, international sea ports, post offices serving foreigners,
control areas of customs in borders, sea shores, river ports, territorial
waters, areas next to territorial waters, export processing zones border
gate customs teams or customs controlling teams may be established, who
will work under the leadership of the Department of Customs.
The establishment, dissolution, merge of provincial, inter -provincial
Departments of Customs must be approved by the Prime Minister according to
the proposal of the Head of the General Department of Customs and
appraisal of the Head of Minister - Chairman of the Department of Personnel
and Organization of the Government.
The establishment of border gate customs or customs controlling teams must
be decided by the Head of the General Department of Customs according to
the planning of customs network approved by the Prime Minister.
Departments of ministry:
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- - Administrative Office Tel.: 263917
Director of Dept.: Do Huu Ngap
- - Personnel Department Tel. 267772
Director of Dept.: Le Manh Hung
- - Inspection Board Tel.: 264227
Director of Dept.: Mr. Hao
- - Planning-finance Department Tel.: 258068
Director of Dept.: Vu Dinh Muu
- - International Relations Department Tel: 265256
Director of Dept.: Mr.Thien
- - Tax Department Tel.: 263919
Director of Dept.: Nguyen Xuan Tu
- - Supervision and Management Dep. Tel.: 258067
Director of Dept.: Bui Van Lat
- - Inspectorate Department Tel.: 255439
Director of Dept.: Mr.Lu
- - Customer Press Tel.: 265255
Director of Dept.: Mr.Toan