First exports cleared at Kim Thanh border on New Year’s Day

Some 138 tons of dragon fruit underwent Customs clearance at the Kim Thanh border gate in the northern province of Lao Cai on January 1st, 2021. Officials at Kim Thanh border gate also conducted clearance procedures for 18 declarations from 12 enterprises exporting and importing dragon fruits, melons, sweet tangerines with a total value of over US$268,000.

Deputy Head of the Lao Cai International Border Gate Customs, Vu Quang Huy, stated that in 2020, due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, competent forces completed the "dual" task on ensuring customs clearance and epidemic prevention and control.

In total, nearly 29,000 customs declarations have been made, for 516 enterprises, with import and export revenue reached more than US$1 billion.

In the new year, the Lao Cai International Border Gate Customs will continue to closely coordinate with interdisciplinary forces to promote administrative reform under the motto and “Transparency – Efficiency”; well implement electronic customs clearance procedures, and ensure both economic development and effective prevention of the COVID-19 epidemic, he noted.


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