Vietnam: First dragon fruit shipped to China in new Lunar Year

Approximately 190 tons of dragon fruits were shipped to China through Kim Thanh II International Border Gate on February 12, the first day of the lunar New Year. The Lao Cai Border Gate Customs Sub-Department has stated that the lot, the first to be exported to China in the lunar New Year, was worth VND2.8 billion (US$121,500).

Departing from the Mekong Delta province of Long An, the shipment went through the border gate in a safe manner with quick customs clearance and strict implementation of preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic. reports that in 2020, US$1.15 billion worth of goods was transported through Kim Thanh International Border Gate, including VND606 million worth of exports. In the year, US$337 million worth of dragon fruits were exported to China through the gate.


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