From June 17, Vietnam’s frozen goods have been exported to China through the border gate, the opening at Mong Cai, marking the return of export and import activities with all types of goods.

Many border gates have been reopened but the safe green zone must still be established for pandemic prevention. (Photo: Internet)

Before June 17, due to Covid-19 prevention and control measures, frozen could not be exported to China through border gates and openings in Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province. Therefore, hundreds of containers of frozen goods were stored in warehouses.

Facing this situation, the Department of Trade and Border Gate Management of Dong Hung City (China) sent a letter to Mong Cai International Border Gate Management Board (Vietnam) to agree on the export of frozen goods.

Accordingly, from June 17, 2022, the customs clearance of frozen goods through the Bac Luan II border gate and Km 3+4 Hai Yen opening was restored. At the same time, the operation of customs clearance at Dong Hung Border Trade Terminal was tested. The daily operating time is from 9 AM to 5 PM (Beijing time, China), which means from 8 AM to 4 PM (Hanoi time, Vietnam).

Customs Department of Mong Cai border gate said that from June 17 to June 19, there were 8,639 tonnes of frozen goods exported to China through the temporary opening of Km 3+4 Hai Yen (Mong Cai). There were 40 trucks carrying 962 tonnes of fresh fruit; 123 trucks carrying 573 tonnes of fresh seafood; 58 trucks carrying 1,440 tonnes of frozen seafood; and 158 trucks carrying 5,554 tonnes of agricultural products. On June 20 alone, there were 35 trucks exporting frozen goods to China through this opening.

Although the border gate has been reopened, the regulations on pandemic prevention in China are still very strict. Therefore, the border gate in the provinces of Vietnam such as Lang Son and Quang Ninh is also maintaining a “safe green area”.

Accordingly, all officers working in the border-gate area, enterprises, organizations, and individuals engaged in import-export and transport activities are applied medical control measures before reaching the border gates to ensure Covid-19 prevention and control at the highest level.

To establish a “green zone” in accordance with regulations, the authorities of Quang Ninh and Lang Son provinces have sent a written request to the Department of Industry and Trade of the provinces and cities in the country to coordinate and implement.