Farm produce trading in the northern border gates bordering China has increased back but it has been still slow due to strict regulations on pandemic prevention, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Office on March 24.
Statistics by local authorities show that the number of trucks waiting to transport fruits and other farm produce for export to China has reduced to about 1,000 in Lang Son Province. In Quang Ninh Province, Mong Cai Border Gate did customs clearance procedures for 169 container trucks of dragon fruit, mango, jackfruit and banana weighing 3,524 tons and 290 containers of 10,046 tons of cassava powder, 165 containers with 1,586 tons of fresh seafood in the first half of March.
To boost the growth momentum, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development proposed the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade to closely work with the agriculture ministry and the people’s committees of border provinces to intensify activities to assist border trade and facilitate customs clearance to prevent cargo congestion at border gates. In addition they should support trade promotion activities for agro-aqua-forestry products, develop domestic market and solve difficulties for food and farm produce retailing and trading fields.
In addition, ministries should strengthen state management in trade, market management and goods supply and circulation; be determined to handle trade frauds, profiteering or price rigging to prevent them from confusing producers and consumers; guide localities to balance goods supply and demand in order not to transport too much goods to the border area causing congestion at border gates.