Import and export goods increased sharply, increasing clearance time at the border gate

Faced with the increasing demand for customs clearance of imported and exported goods across the border between Vietnam and China, the two sides’ functional forces discussed and decided to increase the clearance time.

By the evening of March 30, there were still more than 740 trucks waiting for export, mainly fruit, at the border gates of Lang Son province.

The Management Board of Dong Dang Border Gate Economic Zone (Lang Son) said that the demand for customs clearance of goods imported and exported across the border between Vietnam and China has increased over the past time.

The reason is, from the beginning of March 2023 up to now, dragon fruit products of our country and fruit and agricultural products of third countries in the harvest season; demand for imported machinery, equipment and raw materials from China for domestic production also increased sharply.

Therefore, the demand for customs clearance of imported and exported goods across the border between Vietnam and China has increased.

The management board together with the departments and branches of Lang Son province have actively enhanced talks and exchanges with the respective agencies of Guangxi and China to agree on solutions to create the most favorable conditions for the people. customs clearance of goods imported and exported through border gates in the province.

At the same time, consolidating interdisciplinary working groups to solve and remove difficulties and obstacles at Huu Nghi and Tan Thanh border gates to promptly receive information and feedback from businesses, quickly solve problems. solve problems arising at the border gate.

Thereby, agreeing with the Chinese side to increase the daily customs clearance time from 7 am to 7 pm (the previous clearance time was from 7 am to 6 pm). Besides, the functional forces at the border gate continued to continue to support customs clearance for imported goods until about 10 p.m. daily.

On March 30, at 4 road border gate areas: Huu Nghi, Chi Ma, Tan Thanh, Coc Nam, the total number of imported and exported vehicles was: 961 vehicles (Export 359 vehicles, import 602 vehicles.

At 20:00 on March 30, 2023, the total number of vehicles waiting for export was: 743 vehicles (decreased by 71 vehicles compared to the previous day); in which, the number of trucks carrying fruit waiting for export was 582 vehicles (down 83 vehicles compared to the previous day). The total number of vehicles transporting new goods from the domestic market within 24 hours is 288 vehicles, most of which carry fresh fruits.

The Department of Industry and Trade of Lang Son province continues to recommend associations and industries to notify businesses to relax, reduce the number of trucks going to the border or choose another form of export, to avoid causing congestion and damage to goods.

Agricultural products and fruits exported to China account for about 80% of the total export turnover through Lang Son, typically dragon fruit, mango, jackfruit, litchi, watermelon, banana… In 2022, total import-export turnover Exports through Lang Son province reached 3.1 billion USD, of which agricultural exports reached 1.7 million tons, worth about 705 million USD.