The border gates to China in Vietnam’s northern Lao Cai province have posted record trade value of US$ 3 billion in 2018, according to the customs office at the Lao Cai International Border Gate.
Nguyen The Hung, deputy head of the Lao Cai Border Gate Customs Sub-department, said the customs sector now offers round-the-clock e-customs declaration and the sub-department has eased customs procedures for export goods, especially agricultural products.
Now, dozens of agricultural products are facilitated for export to China; dragon fruit, pepper, lychee, watermelon, mango, banana, cassava and potato. Thanks to these efforts, last year, the export value of agricultural products through the Lao Cai border gate reached US$ 600 million, 60 percent of total export value.
En.vietnamplus.vn quoted Nguyen Viet Quang, Director of the Lao Cai Customs Department, as saying that businesses have enjoyed convenient customs procedures at border gates. Statistics showed that in 2018, 50 more businesses exported or imported through Lao Cai than the previous year.