Chinese imports of Vietnamese fruits increasing as holiday ramps up

As the Spring Festival approaches, at Pingxiang, China’s largest land fruit import and export port, trucks loaded with Vietnamese dragon fruit, watermelons, jackfruit, mangos and other fruits are entering China via dedicated lanes from Tan Thanh in Vietnam to Puzhai in China. After strict disinfection and other epidemic prevention measures, they enter the customs supervision area for inspection.

“It is currently the peak season of watermelons from Vietnam. Every day, we have more than 50 trucks entering China. Especially with the Spring Festival approaching, the market demand in China is large, and the sales of dragon fruit and jackfruit have increased significantly." Nong Anyang, manager of an international trading company in Pingxiang City, Guangxi said. According to him, the fruits will be shipped from Pingxiang Fruit Market to Changsha, Guangzhou, and Jiaxing after entering the country.

“As of the end of November last year, an average of about 300 fruit trucks from Vietnam entered China every day, and it is expected that the number will increase before the Spring Festival.” Li Wei, a member of the Customs Supervision Division of Youyi Customs, said. He added that in order to allow Vietnamese fruits to enter consumers’ holiday shopping trollies as quickly as possible, the Customs has deepened its reform of border trade, and advanced the building of Huiyan Smart Control, an embedded management platform system.

Data show that after the launch of this system, the import volume of Puzhai increased by 46.7%, customs inspection efficiency increased by about 40%, and the labor costs reduced by 50%, effectively improving the efficiency of customs supervision and convenience of customs clearance.

Source: Guangxi Daily

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