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Customs clearance at Lao Cai border gate resumes

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Import-export activities at the Kim Thanh II international border gate in the northern province of Lang Son resumed on the evening of July 5, after being suspended for over a day due to Covid.

Ha Duc Thuan, deputy head of the Lao Cai economic zone management board, told Tuoi Tre Online that the customs clearance time was expected to last until 10 p.m. yesterday to complete procedures for goods stranded at the border gate, such as dragon fruit, litchi and cassava flour.

He said the import-export activities at the border gate will return to normal state starting today.

On July 4, the border gate temporarily ceased customs clearance after China discovered Vietnamese goods had the coronavirus.

On June 25, the Chinese side resumed exporting its fresh products to Vietnam and importing Vietnamese farm produce via its Hekou border gate that pairs with Vietnam’s Lao Cai.

Around 25 container trucks transport Vietnam’s fresh fruits daily to the Kim Thanh II border gate to be shipped to China.

In the past week, more than 3,000 tons of local fruit, including litchi, dragon fruit, banana and mango, have been exported to China via the Kim Thanh II border gate.

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