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PM urges immediate actions to prevent cargo backlogs at northern border

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Prime Minister has called for proactive measures in the northern provinces to regulate and manage cargo transportation to border gates, resolve backlogs of exported agricultural products, and streamline administrative procedures to expedite customs clearance.

As per the Government Office, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh issued official telegram No. 492 on May 31, instructing localities to promptly address significant backlogs of agricultural product exports to China at the border gates.

The official communication highlighted that the recent surge in vehicles transporting agricultural exports to the border gates of Lang Son Province has contributed to the extensive backlogs at these locations.

To address this issue, the Prime Minister has mandated that ministries, departments, and local authorities in the northern border provinces implement urgent measures to reduce stagnation and facilitate favorable conditions for the export of seasonal agricultural products.

The chairpersons of Lang Son, Quang Ninh, Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, and Dien Bien provinces, along with the Ministers of Industry and Trade, Finance, Defense, Foreign Affairs, and Agriculture-Rural Development, have been entrusted with directing competent authorities to promptly review regulations pertaining to the import and export of agricultural products between Vietnam and China.

Furthermore, ministries, departments, and border provinces are required to engage in diplomatic activities and collaborate with Chinese authorities to simplify customs clearance procedures, thereby preventing a situation where agricultural products face delays at the border gates.

Currently, seasonal fruits such as durian, jackfruit, lychee, and dragon fruit are in high demand.

Consequently, the influx of road vehicles transporting these exported fruits from various Vietnamese localities to the border gates of Lang Son and other northern border provinces is expected to surge in the coming weeks. This scenario could potentially lead to a backlog of agricultural products at the border gates, imposing additional costs on residents and businesses.

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