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Mong Cai border gate resumes customs clearance

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Customs clearance at the Mong Cai Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province and the Dongxing Border Gate in China’s Guangxi Province resumed this morning, January 10, after being suspended for 20 days due to coronavirus concerns.

Specifically, the authority of Mong Cai City in Quang Ninh resumed customs clearance through the Bac Luan 1 and 2 bridges and the pontoon bridge at the Mong Cai Border Gate, said a local official of the city, reported VnExpress.

Around 1,200 container trucks were stranded at the Mong Cai Border Gate. The local competent forces will prioritize handling the backlog of goods at the border gate, especially farm produce and frozen products. Anti-Covid measures remain in place at the gate, the official added.

On December 21 last year, the authority of Dongxing City informed its counterpart in Mong Cai City of the customs clearance suspension.

At a virtual meeting held last weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh asked the relevant agencies to work with the Chinese side to facilitate customs clearance so that the backlog of goods would be addressed before the Lunar New Year holiday.

The number of container trucks stranded at the northern border gates has declined significantly compared to the past two weeks. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s report, as of January 7, around 3,600 vehicles were stranded, down 2,500 vehicles against the past two weeks.

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