On the occasion of the New Year, thousands of tons of agricultural products were exported (exported) to China. The functional forces at the border gate area have fully arranged the force to ensure smooth customs clearance for businesses (DN).
Mr. Nguyen The Hung, Deputy Director of Lao Cai International Border Gate Customs Branch (Lao Cai Customs Department) said that from January 1 to January 23 (the 2nd day of Tet), there were more than 37,000 Tons of fruits of all kinds were exported to China. Exports to China in the early days of 2023 are quite diverse, including dragon fruit, mango, jackfruit, banana, watermelon, rambutan, longan, and some flowers. the largest with 9,232 tons, bananas about 6,048 tons, watermelons 4,305 tons and nearly 6 million chrysanthemum branches.
On the first day of the Lunar New Year, a company exported the first shipment to the Chinese market, including 10 trucks of fresh fruit with a total weight of 355 tons, including rambutan, mango, and jackfruit. On the 2nd day of Tet, enterprises continued to export 20 vehicles of dragon fruit, jackfruit, mango… with about 800 tons. From January 1 to January 21, 2023, the total import-export turnover through Kim Thanh Border Gate reached 64.6 million USD, of which import turnover reached 24.6 million USD, export turnover reached 40 million USD. USD.
Mr. Tran Viet Cuong, representative of Minh Khai Company, said that since China implemented a comprehensive trade policy, the company has had about 50 trucks carrying dragon fruit and jackfruit exported to China. On the morning of the first day of the Lunar New Year, the company has 3 trucks carrying dragon fruit with a weight of 20 tons/car exported to China.
At Lang Son border gates, agricultural exports to China are also active again. A representative of the Management Board of the Dong Dang – Lang Son border gate economic zone said that, according to a previous notice, at the international border gates of Huu Nghi, Tan Thanh and Coc Nam, the Chinese side will have a Tet holiday from 21-27 / 1. 1, in which from January 21-23, the Chinese side has a holiday as prescribed; From January 24-27, customs clearance will be carried out for pre-registered import and export goods, and from January 28, customs will be restored to normal. Accordingly, on January 24 (ie the 3rd day of the Lunar New Year), Customs – Border Guard forces at border gates in Lang Son province received and handled procedures for nearly 150 vehicles transporting goods. Customs clearance for export to China through the border gates of Lang Son, of which the amount of agricultural products is about 2,700 tons. In which, at Tan Thanh border gate, 85 trucks, mainly jackfruit, dragon fruit, mango, watermelon… were cleared for customs clearance. And at Huu Nghi international border gate, there are 52 successful export and 9 imported cars.
Ms. Tran Thi Hang, Thai Viet Trung Transport Joint Stock Company said that the business is very excited, every day businesses import and export from 30-50 trucks, so with China loosening the prevention and control policy, During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hoped that import and export will be smooth and smooth in 2023.
Mr. Tran Van Nghia, Deputy Director of Huu Nghi Border Gate Customs Branch (Lang Son Customs Department) said that on this Tet holiday, the unit arranged staff to be on duty at customs lines to ensure goods. be exported and imported in a convenient and fast way. The unit also actively coordinated with the functional forces at the border gate to carry out the fastest customs clearance procedures for enterprises. Specifically, civil servants are divided into 5 shifts, ensuring that the army is on duty 24/7 during the Lunar New Year holiday of 2023 and ensuring that all positions are not interrupted.
Recently, China’s “Zezo COVID” policy has greatly affected the production and trading of agricultural products, vegetables and fruits of Vietnam. Therefore, from January 8, 2023, as soon as China reopened after a long time of epidemic prevention and control, the truck drivers after completing the procedures drove their vehicles straight to China’s wharf and yard. Country for delivery. Along with before, in the last months of 2022, durian, dragon fruit, banana … have been exported to the Chinese market. In particular, Vietnamese bananas surpassed the Philippines for the first time in terms of exporting to China. Recently, Vietnam and China signed a Protocol on phytosanitary requirements for Vietnamese sweet potatoes imported into China. This will open up opportunities for Vietnam’s sweet potato exports to the Chinese market.