Tan Thanh border gate reopens today

22-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The SaigonTimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Tan Thanh border gate in the northern province of Lang Son resumes operation from today, February 20, according to Vy Cong Tuong, deputy head of the Lang Son Department of Customs.

Tuong told the Tuoi Tre newspaper that on February 19, the Lang Son border gate management board had held a meeting with the competent agencies of China’s Pingxiang.

At the meeting, the two sides decided to resume goods exchange at the Tan Thanh border gate from February 20.

Trade activities at the border gate start at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day.

Tuong also noted that firms and traders are required to show their purchase and sale contracts before their goods can pass through the Tan Thanh border gate.

Goods clearance will be allowed if traders have contracts with Chinese partners, he said.

The representative of the Lang Son Department of Customs stated that all steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 should be taken, in line with the regulations. For example, vehicles used for transporting goods through the border gate must be sterilised, and drivers must wear protective gear and be checked for fevers before passing through the gate.

Tuong remarked that only two container trucks loaded with dragon fruit are waiting at the gate for clearance, but the Tan Thanh border gate is expected to be busy with hundreds of farm produce trucks passing through it over the next few days.

Therefore, he advised traders to make calculations and limit their goods transportation through the border gate as steps for infection prevention and goods clearance amid the coronavirus scare will take more time than usual.



Category: Business, Vietnam

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