Northern Border Gates Resume Customs Clearance after Tet

Customs clearance activities have returned to normal at all northern border gates following a week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

Trucks transporting agricultural products via the Mong Cai border gate (Photo: VNA)

Previously, Chinese authorities announced that customs clearance procedures at border gates in Lang Son and Quang Ninh provinces would be temporarily suspended during the Lunar New Year from February 10-13 (from the first to the fourth day of the first lunar month). Trucks and documents registered before Tet would be allowed to resume customs clearance procedures from February 14-17.

Since February 18, all customs clearance procedures have returned to normal.

At the Mong Cai international border gate, on February 18 morning alone, 95 vehicles transported over 900 tonnes of agricultural products worth around 3.7 million USD to China.

Nguyen Dinh Dai, Director of Lang Son’s Department of Industry and Trade, stated that there have been no goods congestion at local border gates since the holiday. This is due to the authorities’ efforts to strengthen regulations and proactively work before Tet.

Meanwhile, border gates in Lao Cai province have been operating throughout Tet with a high volume of goods, mainly fruits and vegetables.