Lao Cai: Export turnover increased sharply in the first 6 months of 2021

In the first six months of 2021, the total import-export turnover, purchase, sale and exchange of goods through border gates in Lao Cai is estimated at 2.08 billion dong, up 41.98% over the same period in 2020.

In which, the export value reached 895.18 million dong, a sharp increase of 42.12% over the same period in 2020; import value reached 316.89 million dong, decreased about 3.76% over the same period in 2020; types of temporary import for re-export, bonded warehouses, border-gate transfer, transit by enterprises of Lao Cai province at other border gates reached USD 867.10 million, up 71.61% over the same period in 2020.

In the face of the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam, at the Lao Cai border, in the first half of 2021, the Chinese side has increased the application of border management measures to prevent the epidemic, so in the Ban Vuoc and Muong Khuong sub-border gates have almost no import-export activities. Import and export of goods through Lao Cai province is mainly done through international border gates by road and railway.

In the context of implementing measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic, Lao Cai Provincial People's Committee has drastically directed to create maximum convenience for transportation and customs clearance of import and export goods through border gates. Accordingly, Lao Cai Department of Industry and Trade has issued plans and regularly implemented plans to proactively and coordinate with related sectors in import and export management through the international road border gate No. II and Lao Cai international railway station border gate in accordance with the situation of epidemic prevention and control from time to time, and according to the development of import and export activities through the border gate. Establishing a Regulatory Team to proactively and coordinate with relevant units and authorities to handle the management and regulation processes of vehicles carrying import and export goods as well as people entering and leaving the area. The border gate area is flexible, in order to reduce congestion and congestion of vehicles and goods at the border gate area.

In order to help import and export activities adapt to the context of having to strengthen control of goods transportation through the area to prevent pandemic, Lao Cai implements management plans for vehicle drivers and passengers go with transport goods vehicle from localities across the country to Lao Cai for export through Lao Cai international border gate, ensuring the implementation of the "dual goal" of both effective epidemic prevention and control and ensuring socio-economic development associations in the area, creating favorable conditions for customs clearance for import and export of goods through border gates.

Cargo gathering point before customs clearance.

The relevant functional sectors of Lao Cai regularly keep in touch and exchange with the functional forces of Yunnan province (China) to jointly remove difficulties and promote import and export activities through international border gates. Lao Cai‑ Mouth. Lao Cai province and Yunnan province have agreed to extend the time for customs clearance of goods through the Kim Thanh (Lao Cai) - Bac Son (Hakou, Yunnan) border gates until 10 pm (Hanoi time) in cases of necessity.

Lao Cai province has also asked Yunnan province to remove the current restriction on entry and exit for drivers on both sides. Instead, the two sides established a team of dedicated drivers of each party with the conditions that drivers must be people of Lao Cai and Yunnan provinces to operate vehicles transporting import and export goods. border gate of each side.

This dedicated team of drivers of the two sides will be given priority to get enough Covid-19 vaccine (approved by the World Health Organization) before performing their duties and performing isolation at the border gate every party, do not contact the outside during the performance of the task. On a weekly basis, specialized drivers will be tested for Covid-19 to ensure safety and prevent epidemics, thereby serving timely and effectively the circulation of import and export goods through the border gate. /.


Xuan Hue

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