Customs clearance time for exports shortens The average duration for customs clearance for exports last year stood at 38.4 hours, a decline by 57.38 hours compared to 2019, according to a survey of an inter-sectoral working group. The cost for such procedures averaged 338 USD, falling 81.72 USD against 2019. Meanwhile, the time for imports was 54.8 hours, a drop of 48.88 hours. Total cost for the procedures hit 313.17 USD, plunging 256.41 USD. Document digitalisation is among important reasons that help businesses save time and costs for customs clearance for cross-border trade. The deployment of the Vietnam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management (VASSCM) also facilitates port-related activities. According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, import and export documents in 2020 amounted to 6.75 million and 6.98 million, respectively. Trading across borders indicator set is part of the World Bank’s annual Doing Business rankings since 2001. The set … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 24
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This is part of the city's efforts to resume socio-economic activities after several months of suspension as the pandemic situation in Da Nang has been brought under control. From Oct. 1 to 15, the city plans to allow meetings, along with indoor and outdoor events with less than 30 people. Those having received two doses of a Covid vaccine would be permitted to attend indoor activities with less than 100 people and outdoor events of no more than 200. Non-essential services except bars, karaoke parlors, spa and massage parlors could resume operation while hotels, resorts and accommodation facilities are allowed to reopen their doors to tourists. The city would also allow religious sites and tourist destinations to reopen but ensure no large crowds of more than 30 people at a time. During the ongoing coronavirus wave, Da Nang has recorded nearly 4,900 cases. The rate of new community transmissions per 100,000 people on a weekly basis has been on a downward trend as only 10 new … [Read more...] about Da Nang mulls reopening tourist destinations, resorts from early October
Grab said its employees could test themselves at 16 locations around the city where it has set up facilities. The test costs VND75,000-160,000 ($3.29-7.02), and 30-40 delivery persons can be tested at each location every 30 minutes. AhaMove has also rented medical facilities to test its drivers. The company, like all others, gets free test kits provided for by the government. Shippers pay VND75,000 for each test. ShopeeFood has set up medical facilities and supports its delivery people with weekly reward points. Grab too has several reward mechanisms to cover the testing expenses and ensure a minimum income of VND160,000 a day for each driver. Food delivery company Baemin bucks the trend by providing free tests to all its shippers at 13 locations. They receive a QR code confirming their Covid status 60-90 minutes after testing, and it will be valid for three days. The city was providing free testing since allowing inter-district deliveries to resume on Sep. 16. The … [Read more...] about HCMC delivery firms tell drivers to pay for Covid tests as city pulls plug
Children under the age of 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well, leading to irreversible developmental harm, according to a new report by UNICEF. Illustrative image. The report “Fed to Fail? The crisis of children’s diets in early life”, released ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit this week, warns that rising poverty, inequality, conflict, climate-related disasters, and health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to an ongoing nutrition crisis among the world’s youngest that has shown little sign of improvement in the last ten years. In an analysis of 91 countries, the report finds that only half of children aged 6-23 months are being fed the minimum recommended number of meals a day, while just a third consume the minimum number of food groups they need to thrive. Further analysis of 50 countries with available trend data reveals these poor feeding patterns have persisted throughout the last decade. As … [Read more...] about Children’s diets show no improvement in last decade: UNICEF
I must admit I was just as shocked as everyone when I was told Tuoi Tre News (TTN) would have to shut down along with the Vietnamese language version. Although I knew the shutdown was only a few months, it was surprising how much it had become a part of my life. I didn’t realize how much I would miss TTN. Sniff…where’s the hanky? After contributing to the ‘City diary’ section of the TTN website for five years and more than 300 articles, it was disconcerting to find my weekly writing process grind to a halt. It felt like being fired from a job. Initially I wasn’t too worried but as time passed, the lack of a creative outlet began to get to me. No, my hands didn’t shrivel up in despair nor did I hide in the corner imagining my public life had come to an end. However I did eat more chocolate. I wrote more than one story a week as some events during the year required more content, for example, between Christmas and the Western New Year and then over the Tet holiday. Other times I … [Read more...] about Did ya miss us?
Thu Duc City in HCM City has basically brought Covid-19 under control as Covid-19 patients have been on sharp fall over the past three weeks. The information was given at a meeting on Thursday between HCM City Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen and authorities of Thu Duc District on the locality’s Covid-19 prevention and control activities. Thu Duc City On September 16-21, Thu Duc City focused on large-scale Covid-19 testing activities for local residents. Over the past three weeks, the city has witnessed a considerable decline in Covid-19 patients. The rate of Covid-19 cases out of people provided with Covid-19 tests has also decreased. Thu Duc City saw no Covid-19 outbreak between September 15-21. To date, around 99.6% of people aged from 18 years old have been provided with the first Covid-19 vaccine shot, with 36.2% of the local population are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The city has set a target to cover the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine for the whole … [Read more...] about Covid-19 brought under control in Thu Duc City