U&I Logistics - On June 9, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport (Transportation) has just sent an urgent document to the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City proposing to reduce fees for seaport infrastructure.
This move of the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City follows the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai at the meeting on fees for using infrastructure works, service works and public utilities in the border area. Ho Chi Minh City seaport.
Accordingly, the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City proposed to reduce the fee by 50% for import and export goods transported by inland waterways. In addition, the Department of Transport also proposes the fee for seaport infrastructure of organizations and individuals trading in import and export goods in other localities to enjoy the same support fee as seaport infrastructure of organizations and individuals trading in import and export goods in Ho Chi Minh City. Currently, goods with declarations opened in localities must pay a higher port infrastructure fee than goods with declarations opened in Ho Chi Minh City.
This is to encourage businesses to change the method of transporting goods by water transport, contributing to reducing traffic jams and limiting road traffic accidents, reducing civilian dependence on roads.
In infrastructure connecting HCMC seaports, including road and waterway infrastructure, each type accounts for approximately 50% of the major seaport infrastructure system (185km by waterway and more than 176km by road). Cargo transportation by water transport has a large volume and low cost, however, the market share of freight transport by water transport currently accounts for only a small part (about 20% of the total volume of goods transported).
Regarding toll-collected goods, border-transport goods are goods that do not have to go through import procedures into Vietnam and do not carry out procedures for export out of Vietnam. The process of transporting goods may not pass through Vietnam's border gates. In the case that border-gate goods are not loaded and unloaded at the border gate area, it is not reasonable to have to pay seaport infrastructure fees like other goods.
Therefore, the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City proposed that for border-transported goods that are unloaded at the seaport border gate area, a new fee will be charged and a fee equal to the rate of import-export goods is appropriate.
The Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City proposed the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to consider approving it and submit it to the People's Council of Ho Chi Minh City for consideration and adjustment in July.
From 0:00 on April 1, 2022, Ho Chi Minh City begins to charge seaport infrastructure fees with the lowest fee of 15,000 VND per ton of goods not packed in containers (import and export goods are declared in Ho Chi Minh City); the highest is 4.4 million VND per 40-foot container (temporary import for re-export, bonded warehouse, border-gate transfer).
According to the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City, after two months of operating the port toll collection, the fee collected is more than 500 billion VND. By 2025, the port infrastructure fee is expected to reach about 16,000 billion VND. After deducting a part to the toll collector, the entire revenue will be invested in works around the port.