At the press conference to release APCI 2020 (Photo: VNA)
- An annual report on the index for administrative
procedure compliance costs in 2020 (APCI 2020) was released at a press conference
on March 17 chaired by Minister and Chairman of the Government
Office Mai Tien Dung, who is also Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council for Administrative
The group of taxation procedures ranked first in the APCI, with its overall improvement
rate assessed at the highest level, up 5.6 points compared to 2019.
Companies currently need 3.8 hours and 11,600 VND to carry out one taxation procedure
Thai Binh province was the best performer in carrying out taxation administrative
procedures, with an average of 0.9 hours.
Second place went to administrative procedures for specialised inspections,
which improved 5 points compared to 2019.
It was followed by administrative procedures relating to the environment and business
conditions, which were up 0.5 points and 0.2 points, respectively, compared to 2019.
Conversely, the five remaining groups of starting a business, investment, construction,
land, and cross-border trade recorded lower scores than in APCI 2019.
Speaking at the press conference, Minister Dung pointed out four reform lessons
from APCI 2020, emphasising that the top priority for the Government, ministries,
sectors, and localities is promoting the application of information technology and
processing administrative procedures via electronic platforms in order to save costs
Built on a standard cost model and surveys at businesses in Vietnam’s 63 cities
and provinces, since 2018, when it was released for the first time, the APCI annual
report has been considered an important tool that objectively reflects the level
of administrative reform, improvements to the business environment, and enforcement
of policies and laws through analysing costs enterprises must pay to conduct administrative
procedures in line with the law./.