Carrying out "double duty", facilitating the export of fresh lycheesThis year, Lao Cai province's functional departments continue to create the most favorable conditions for the export of agricultural products in general and fresh lychees in particular to the Chinese market, while strictly complying with regulations on prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic.
From the beginning of May, trucks carrying fresh lychees from Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces went to the Kim Thanh II International Border Gate for export to China. This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has been complicated, especially in the provinces that are considered to be the country's lychee baskets such as Bac Giang and Hai Duong. However, regardless of the circumstances, the organization of exporting fresh lychee in particular is always concerned by the functional branches of Lao Cai province.
Customs officers check fresh lychees before exporting
After about 5 hours of traveling from Hai Duong, a container truck carrying more than 20 tons of fresh lychees of Huy Hieu Co., Ltd. was present at Kim Thanh II International Border Gate area to carry out export procedures China. Pham Phuc Duc, an employee of Huy Hieu Co., Ltd., took only about 20 minutes to complete the procedures for the truck carrying the first fresh lychee of the day to be exported to the border. Anh Duc said: Like every year, this year, the functional forces of Lao Cai province continue to create favorable conditions for businesses to complete the procedures for exporting fresh litchi in the shortest time. As a result, the quality of litchi fruit is guaranteed, keeping the prestige and brand with Chinese consumers.
Facing the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lao Cai has strictly implemented disease prevention and control measures, especially for people and vehicles transporting fresh litchi from epidemic areas, to prevent the spread of disease. locality. Specifically, at Km137, Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway, all drivers and people present on the vehicle transporting fresh lychees must make a medical declaration, have their body temperature checked, and quickly check for Covid-19 antibodies. When there are no signs or symptoms of Covid-19 infection, drivers and people sitting on fresh cloth vehicles continue to be moved to the Kim Thanh Exhibition and Convention Center area, Lao Cai city.
Mr. Luong Dinh Huan, Director of Lao Cai International Health Quarantine Center said: We closely coordinate with related industries to strictly implement the prevention and control of Covid-19, especially with drivers and people in vehicles from pandemic areas to Lao Cai province. Specifically, the staff of the Lao Cai International Health Quarantine Center sprayed and disinfected the vehicle and asked the driver and the occupants of the vehicle to go to a separate and managed accommodation area. rigid. Next, the Chinese transit driver will take the fresh lychee truck through the International Road Border Gate No. II Kim Thanh. After completing the export of goods, the Chinese driver handed over the car to the drivers (carrying fresh lychees from the pandemic area) to drive the vehicle directly to the locality. The spraying and disinfection of vehicles transporting agricultural products is carried out scientifically by the unit, both to ensure the prevention and control of Covid-19 and to meet the time requirements of the vehicle owners. A mandatory thing for the driver and the person accompanying the vehicle carrying fresh lychee from the pandemic area to Lao Cai is to have a certificate of testing for SARS-CoV-2 by Realtime - PCR method.
In the early days of the season, the amount of lychee exported was still small, about 30-40 tons/day, but by the end of May, it had reached 500-600 tons/day, equivalent to 50-60 trucks. It is expected that in the first half of June, when the main season is in, about 1,000 tons of fresh lychees will be exported to China every day. From May 8 to the end of May 31, nearly 8,000 tons of lychee were exported through Kim Thanh International Road Border Gate No. II, with a total value of more than 4.5 million USD. There are more than a dozen enterprises inside and outside the province participating in exporting fresh lychees through this border gate.
Mr. Nguyen The Hung, Deputy Director of Lao Cai Border Gate Customs Branch said: The Sub-department has coordinated with functional forces at the border gate to come up with solutions to help the export of agricultural products in general, fresh lychees in particular, be the most favorable; direct professional divisions to increase human resources, guide and assist enterprises in carrying out customs procedures; at the same time requesting customs officers to go to work 15 minutes earlier than the prescribed time to assist enterprises in completing export procedures quickly and conveniently.
The creation of favorable conditions by the Lao Cai functional forces in the export of fresh lychees has contributed to the consumption of agricultural products, improving the quality of Vietnamese agricultural products, helping farmers to feel secure in production, especially with the area having outbreak of Covid-19.