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  • News in Vietnam
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  • 27 September 2021

China stops importing and exporting goods through Coc Nam trade gate

Import and export activities through the trade gates of Coc Nam (Lang Son) and Lung Vai (China) stopped from the evening of August 26 to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic.

According to information from the Asia-Africa Market Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade), on August 27, 2021, the government of Pingxiang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (China) announced the suspension of import and export activities border gate at Lung Vai (corresponding to Coc Nam sub-trade gate of Lang Son province, Vietnam) from 18:00 on August 26, 2021. It strengthens the prevention of COVID-19 epidemic in the trade area. The time to restore import and export activities will be based on the epidemic situation and the demand for customs clearance of goods through this area.

According to statistics of Lang Son province, by the end of August 26, Coc Nam border gate no longer had any goods waiting to be exported to China.

For export activities to be uninterrupted, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said it is working with Lang Son and Cao Bang provinces to develop a plan to regulate vehicles moving through Huu Nghi (Lang Son) or Ta Lung (Cao) international border gates. Degree) to export goods to China. Currently, these border gates are still clearing customs typically.

Facing the fact that the Chinese side recently issued a notice to stop customs clearance at some border gates and tighten the quarantine of exports to this country, the Minister of Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Rural Development has sent a letter to the Chinese side. China, requesting customs clearance to return to Vietnamese agricultural products.

However, the Ministry of Industry and Trade suggested businesses actively monitor, update information, and exchange with Chinese partners to change the appropriate delivery and delivery locations. The ministry also advised companies to “switch quickly and strongly to official export” because the central and international border gates still clear customs generally at the most challenging time. 

(Source: vnexpress)