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  • 27 September 2021

Enterprises need to switch to official export with China quickly

The Ministry of Industry and Trade recommends that businesses quickly and firmly switch official exports to China to avoid risks when exporting through unofficial channels. 

This proposal was made by the Ministry of Industry and Trade on August 20, in the context that China changed the process of delivering agricultural products through the border gate to the country to prevent epidemics, thus affecting the progress of goods clearance chemicals. 

To facilitate customs clearance and avoid congestion and backlog of goods and vehicles at border gates, the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed that businesses quickly shift and firmly shift official exports to China.

The goods are officially exported under the contract, the recipient and delivery conditions are clear, delivery at international border gates, main border gates, goods specifications, and packaging meets the importing country’s regulations. The ability to clear customs is much more favorable than goods exported by small quotas (exchange residents at border markets).

For objective reasons, it is not possible to immediately switch to official export. The Ministry of Industry and Trade recommends that enterprises and businesses exporting agricultural products only transfer goods to the border when there is an agreement with the purchaser that conspicuous address consumption.

Because according to the new delivery regulations, forcing Vietnamese goods to go to the transshipment yard, change the account, and let the Chinese driver carry the goods inland will be perilous for the goods to be exported.

Because the goods are exported in this form of small quota, the owner of the goods must go to the Chinese market and sell all the goods. Therefore, if this regulation is prolonged, Vietnamese goods owners exporting in the form of small quotas will certainly not be able to sell goods to the Chinese side, even if they have to bear additional transportation costs.

With agricultural products, it is necessary to coordinate with buyers to classify, pack, and use packaging and labels according to the requirements of the import market right at the production stage. Products also need to meet quality standards, food hygiene and safety regulations, traceability, and growing area codes to help speed up clearance.

Previously, China changed the delivery and delivery process at Tan Thanh border gate (Lang Son) after detecting many infections by drivers driving long distances carrying agricultural products to the border gate. The Vietnamese and Chinese sides have reached an agreement on this delivery method. The Import-Export Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) believes that this process will create difficulties, increase costs, and export goods more slowly than before.