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Lang Son calls on exporters to suspend goods transport to border gates

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Lang Son Province has asked exporters to temporarily stop transporting goods to the northern border gates for export from now until the Lunar New Year to cope with the huge backlog there.

The provincial government on December 4 sent a dispatch to other provinces and cities proposing the suspension as over 2,400 container trucks are still stranded at the border gates in the province.

Several border gates in Lang Son Province, such as Tan Thanh and Coc Nam, have yet to reopen their doors, leading to the province’s declining customs clearance capacity. Some 80-100 container trucks can now pass through the border gates daily.

Lang Son Province also advised exporters to keep a close watch over the customs clearance and backlog at border gates to suitably transport goods to the border, the local media reported.

As China has tightened its import policies and erected new technical barriers to pursue the “Zero-Covid” scheme, Lang Son Province called on exporters and producers to enhance the disinfection and sterilization of goods to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

As of January 4, the province still saw some 2,460 container trucks stranded at the border, with 60% of them transporting fresh fruits, according to the Lang Son Department of Industry and Trade.

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