- Dongxing city, China announced that the customs clearance of people and goods at Dongxing border gate will be suspended from 0:00 on December 21, 2022.
- Continuing to implement the “Zero Covid” policy, China Customs has strengthened the closed management of border gates despite the accumulation of goods.
Stop customs clearance at the border gate with Quang Ninh
The People’s Committee of Mong Cai, Quang Ninh province, has recently confirmed that the Dong Hung city administration has given a notice to the Mong Cai city government concerning the temporary suspension of customs clearance of products at this international border gate.
The customs clearance of people and goods at Dong Hung border gate (including the pair of border markets/pontoon bridges) will be suspended from 00:00 on December 21, 2021. Customs clearance time will be announced later.
Continue to tighten the blockade and implement the “Zero Covid” strategy
The presence of Omicron in 98 countries has put enormous pressure on China’s “Zero Covid” policy, especially in the context that more and more people are returning from abroad to celebrate the New Year and the Lunar New Year.
Meanwhile, sporting events such as the Winter Olympics or Paralympics to be held in early 2022 in the capital Beijing have also raised concerns among officials in the context of the Omicron variant being more contagious than Delta.
With the “Zero Covid” policy, specialists and border gate authorities claim to be able to stop the pandemic at the border, implying that this country’s customs will continue to strengthen blockade procedures. causing traffic congestion.
“The border gates are currently the number 1 priority and the key to fighting the epidemic. We will strengthen the control of goods and people passing through to ensure the safety of people against the new strain,” said spokesman Mi. Feng of the National Health Council of China (NHC) emphasized.
China Customs has strengthened the closed management of border gates despite the accumulation of goods. Those who test positive will be immediately activated. Health declaration verification documents are also made stricter when requiring the sharing of information from other agencies, thereby making customs clearance time slower than before.
Even NHC’s Lei Zhenglong said that many cases, even though the test is negative, but are assessed as having a high risk of infection, will also have their isolation and testing time extended. However, Mr. Lei did not clearly announce the details of the isolation time frame as well as the specific policies that the border gates apply.