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Border trade set to resume as Quang Ninh reopens two border gates with China

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Bac Luan 2 and Hoanh Mo border gates in Quang Ninh Province resumed customs clearance today, April 26, after over two months of suspension.

The government of Mong Cai City where Bac Luan 2 border gate is located said that customs clearance at Bac Luan 2 will undergo four phases, including handling backlogs stranded at monitoring areas, returning empty container trucks, clearing non-frozen goods and resuming normal operations.

The plan was made by the Mong Cai City government and the authorities of Dongxing in China two days ago, the local media reported.

The number of empty container trucks at parking lots in Mong Cai City is over 200, while Dongxing City has seen more than 200 trucks lying idle. It will take each of these empty trucks some 30 minutes for customs clearance. So, each day will see 20 trucks cleared, the Mong Cai customs sub-department said.

As the pontoon bridge in the city has yet to reopen, some 300 trucks of frozen goods have been stranded.

Similarly, the reopening of the Hoanh Mo border gate in Binh Lieu District is aimed at clearing empty trucks in parking lots on both sides – Vietnam and China.

In late February, the border gates of Hoang Mo, Bac Phong Sinh in Hai Ha District and Bac Luan 1 and 2, as well as a pontoon bridge in Mong Cai City, suspended customs clearance as China tightened its anti-Covid measures.

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