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Thousands of trucks stranded at Lao Cai border gate

Due to the sluggish import and export activities for the past few days, the northern province of Lao Cai has reported around 1,000 trucks got stuck at the Lao Cai International Border Gate on August 22.

Vietnam border trade activities recover after COVID-19

Nguyen Van Hoi, Director of the Institute of Industrial Strategy and Policy Research, Ministry of Industry and Trade, spoke about the border trade activities after the pandemic was controlled.

Agricultural exporters advised to be cautious at Lao Cai’s border gate

Vietnamese enterprises should be cautious before transporting agricultural products to Lao Cai's Kim Thanh II border gate for export to minimise losses although Chinese authorities are piloting the re-import of these products.

Number of container trucks stranded at northern border gates falls sharply

The congestion of container trucks carrying goods for export at the border gates in the northern province of Lang Son has improved significantly since mid-June, backed by a faster customs clearance process, said the local trade authority.

Customs clearance resumes at Mong Cai border crossing after three-month hiatus

After 3 months of suspension due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the temporary pontoon bridge Km3+4 in the city of Mong Cai, Quang Ninh province has been resumed again.

Quang Ninh sets up “green zones” for smoother border trade

Quang Ninh is setting up “green zones” and increasing discussion with the Chinese side to stabilise import-export activities through border gates, amid different COVID-19 prevention and control measures between the two sides.

Agriculture ministry develops project to boost exports to China

A radical solution to prevent farm produce truck congestion at border gates requires understanding the Chinese market well and creating a specific project on boosting exports to China.

Exports to China still stuck at border, trade stalls

Trucks carrying farm produce are still stuck at border gates, causing exports of some vegetables and fruits to fall sharply.

China tightens rules on imported produce, Vietnam forced to change

With a population of 1.4 billion, China is an important market for Vietnamese agricultural products. However, this huge market is no longer easy. Instead of importing all kinds of agricultural products, since 2018, China has changed its rules.


Authorities and firms suggest solutions to trade uncertainty

Volatile consumption is often an issue for Vietnamese fruit sales during the first three months of the year. Standardisation is the only solution to this problem.


Agriculture Ministry denies that cross-border exports are low-quality products

Vietnam exported $3.52 billion worth of vegetables and fruits in 2021, an increase of 8.6 percent over the year before. China remains the biggest client consuming 54.5 percent of the exports.

Vietnam-China bilateral trade: overcoming chronic weaknesses

According to data from the Vietnam General Department of Customs, Vietnam’s total import-export value by June 15, 2021 had reached US$288.68 billion, up 33%, or $71.55 billion, year on year.

China reopens one more border gate with Vietnam for fresh fruit imports

Chinese authority on January 12 re-opened its Hekou International Border Gate for imported fresh fruits, including dragon fruit, and frozen foods from Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Three border crossings to reopen in Quang Ninh

China will resume customs clearance at three border crossings in Quang Ninh Province from January 11, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.


Goods congestion at border gates needs to be solved before Tet: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has requested ministries, sectors and localities to closely coordinate with Chinese agencies to speed up customs clearance, striving to have no congestion of cargo trucks at border gates before Tet.

Trucks stuck at border gates put farmers under pressure

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has recommended that farmers increase production based only on market demand and orders.

Unable to cross the border to China, farm produce is sold on pavements

Millions of tons of farm produce have been put on sale in the domestic market as exports to China are stuck at the border. The prices have fallen dramatically.

Farm export deadlock at border gates: long-term solution needed

Preliminary treatment centers and cold storage warehouses along the border and systematic logistics chains are both needed, experts said.

Lang Son proposes transporting goods to China by rail

The Customs Department of Lang Son Province has proposed transporting goods to China by rail to cope with the huge backlog of goods along the northern border.

Authorities work to resolve trade bottlenecks

As China continues to stick to its zero-COVID policy and impose strict measures on people and goods entering the country, Vietnamese authorities are putting forward solutions to ease trade bottlenecks at border gates.