Customs clearance resumed at border gates, crossings with China

Tuesday, January 11, 2022  08:22

                               Vietnam's Mong Cai International Border Gate.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade said on January 10 that China’s Guangxi province officially resumed customs clearance at border gates and border crossings in its Dongxing city bordering Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, including bridges Bac Luan 1 and Bac Luan 2, and pontoon bridge Km 3+4.

These pairs of border gates and border crossings are very important for imports and exports of both sides.

The Guangxi side said at first, priority will be given to handling goods, especially farm produce and frozen products, which are being stuck at the border gates.

Previously, to review and strengthen COVID-19 prevention and control measures, Guangxi temporarily suspended customs clearance at border gates in Dongxing city from December 21, 2021.

Thanks to continuous efforts and goodwill discussions of both sides, since January 5, 2022, Guangxi has gradually reopened pairs of border gates and border crossings between the province and Vietnam.

In recent working sessions with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Chinese side has repeatedly emphasised its high requirements for pandemic prevention and control and asked Vietnam to work together to ensure the safety of vehicles and goods.

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has assigned ministries, sectors and localities to work with China to speed up customs clearance, striving to remove the congestion of trucks carrying goods for export at border gates before the Lunar New Year.

VNA