In the past few days, many tons of fruit and vegetables were again on loaded trucks that drove to the Chinese border city of Horgos from Kazakhstan. These return to Kazakhstan, to be sold to other Asian countries.
After resuming production at the beginning of March, the company exported a total of 20 trucks of fruit and vegetables to Kazakhstan; 440 tons of produce. Meanwhile five truckloads of chocolate and sweets were imported into China from Kazakhstan, totaling 110 tons.
Director of the Horgos Jingtian Trading company Mu Hong stated that "Today is my happiest day since the coronavirus outbreak started. Just today, four trucks of fruits and vegetables have been delivered to Kazakhstan, roughly more than 1,000 tons. It's a good sign for the business."
The company was officially opened in 2007, and mainly does business with Central Asian countries. Normally, they ship an average of 21 tons of fruit and vegetables every day to Kazakhstan, including tomatoes, garlic and apples. This produce is shipped in from Shandong and other inland provinces.
Due to the recent coronavirus epidemic, the company was unable to resume work and bared financial losses. At the end of February, the local government brought them supplies of thermometers and disinfectant free of charge, and assisted with customs clearance procedures.