- Only 7 empty Chinese cars arrived at the Chi Ma border gate region to move on December 23.
- Lang Son now has two border gates for customs clearance of products to China: Huu Nghi and Chi Ma. Furthermore, the Tan Thanh border crossing is still unable to export products.
- The Chinese side will relax if there are no new infections among state servants working at the frontier crossing.
Lang Son currently has two border crossings to China
According to Mr. Vy Cong Tuong – Deputy Director of Lang Son Customs Department, on December 22, the Chinese government agreed to reopen the Chi Ma border gate after about half a month of suspending the import of goods.
“On December 23, only 7 empty Chinese cars entered the Chi Ma border gate area to load several items such as ore, plywood, turpentine, and electronic components for transportation back home. Currently, over 90% of cassava flour has not been cleared. If so, they require their cars to go to China’s yards for delivery,” said Major Nguyen Duc Binh, Chief of the Chi Ma Border Guard.
Currently, Lang Son has 2 border gates to clear goods to China: Huu Nghi and Chi Ma. As for the Tan Thanh border gate, it is still unable to export goods because your country is carrying out the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic. “At this border gate, China only opens the door so that Vietnamese trucks can return home before counting,” Tuong said.
According to Lang Son Department of Industry and Trade statistics, as of December 22, the clearance capacity at Huu Nghi International Border Gate is approximately 150-200 vehicles/day. Whereas exports total 56 vehicles, imports total 348 vehicles. The export clearance capacity at Chi Ma border crossing is approximately 35-40 automobiles per day. The number of imported automobiles at the Tan Thanh border crossing is around 230 each day.
As of midday on December 23, there were still 4,460 cargo trucks (50 more than on December 22) at the Lang Son border crossings. There are 1,447 automobiles left at the Huu Nghi border gate, 609 vehicles at the Chi Ma border gate, and 2,404 vehicles at the Tan Thanh border gate.
Main inventory items: jackfruit, dragon fruit, peeled board, electronic components, watermelon, green banana, mango… The Lang Son province Department of Industry and Trade urged that the units think about and plan a suitable time. to transport commodities to Lang Son province’s border gates for export.
Build trust with China in disease prevention and control
According to Mr. Tuong, now, the Chinese side has suggested that the Vietnamese authorities need to immediately prevent the epidemic at the border gate. “If there are no new infections for civil servants working at the border gate, the Chinese side will relax,” he said.
As a result, the head of the Lang Son Customs Department stated that we must instill faith in the process of implementing Covid-19 prevention and control in China. Lang Son province is currently directing functional agencies to actively deploy synchronous testing solutions for all employees, officials, and laborers at the border gate. Simultaneously, full-time drivers and staff are tested daily every three days… and the findings are reported to China.
Mr. Hoang Khanh Duy, deputy head of the Management Board of Dong Dang – Lang Son border gate economic zone, also said that the Vietnamese side has surveyed and installed more disinfection stations at Tan Thanh border gate to take the initiative to take one more step in the prevention of infection. fight against COVID-19. “We are doing everything to be ready to resume import and export activities through Tan Thanh border gate as soon as possible, in order to reduce the congestion of agricultural products,” Duy added.
“When creating confidence in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic, customs clearance will return to normal as it was before December. Accordingly, the clearance will export 400-500 vehicles,” said Mr. Tuong.
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