Relevant Vietnamese and Chinese agencies have resumed customs clearances for exports and imports at border gates situated throughout the northern province of Lang Son.
Between February 5 and February 23, customs clearances have been provided to 3,302 vehicles that have passed through the Huu Nghi and Tan Thanh border gates in the locality.
The People's Committee of Lang Son province are poised to direct relevant units operating at border gates to closely co-ordinate actions whilst implementing documents put forward by the government, relevant ministries, and the provincial People's Committee.
These actions will ensure that preventive measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic are taken whilst simultaneously facilitating the customs clearance of goods.
Lang Son province will continue holding talks alongside Chinese authorities in a bid to resume import and export activities through other sub-border gates in the near future, such as Coc Nam and Binh Nghi, whilst also taking drastic preventive measures to combat the epidemic.
Currently, the Chinese side have just permitted customs clearances for export activities through official channels under the contracts that exist between enterprises of both sides.
The People's Committee of Lang Son province has therefore proposed that firms and traders that send export goods to provincial border gates must meet export conditions via official channels in order to avoid congestion and economic damage.VNA