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- 29 / 07 / 2018 -
Promoting the implementation of solutions to reduce logistics costs, connecting effectively the transport infrastructure system

On July 18, 2018, the Prime Minister issued Directive No.21/CT-TTg on promoting the implementation of solutions to reduce logistics costs, connecting effectively the transport infrastructure system. This Directive took effect from the date of its promulgation.
Accordingly, Directive No.21/CT-TTg regulates the specific tasks of the ministries, branches and localities as follows:
1. The Ministry of Communications and Transport shall strictly handle the load violations, manage the installation, use the vehicle tracking device, automatic identification equipment, the issuance and use of badges, declare and post the rates of transportation units; closely coordinate with localities in the management, supervision and handling of violations related to transport activities in their localities so as to ensure fair competition in transport activities; strictly control the operation of ports, inland water wharves and seaports, ensuring their conformity with the approved sizes and powers so as to raise the effectiveness of the planning management and rational distribution of goods among different areas and types of transportation.
2. The Ministry of Industry and Trade needs to focus on improving logistics infrastructure associated with e-commerce, combining logistics with e-commerce according to current trends in the world and in the region. Through the activities to improve the capacity of enterprises, encourage and guide enterprises in some industries to apply advanced supply chain management model in the production and business process, focusing on deploying logistics activities based on information technology and new technologies in logistics.
3. The Ministry of Planning and Investment finalizes policies to support logistics services enterprises and issue business registration codes for groups of services for logistics services.
4. The Ministry of Finance shall step up the application of the national one-door mechanism to all procedures related to import and export goods, transits, people and means of transport on entry, exit or in transit.
5. The People’s Committees of the provinces and cities directly under the Central Government shall reserve the appropriate land fund for the construction of goods distribution centers, post-port services and shallow ports, which shall be conveniently connected with the national transportation network to gradually create a modern logistics infrastructure network.
Through clear regulations on the scope of tasks of ministries, branches and localities, Directive No.21/CT-TTg is expected to encourage logistics services to develop strongly, contributing more to the economic development of the country.