The pontoon bridge crossing in Mong Cai has resumed after three months.

The temporary pontoon bridge reopened on May 30 after more than 3 months of hiatus (February 26). Customs clearance activities will start from 8am to 4pm (local time) every day, which means 9am to 5pm (Beijing time). 

On May 30 morning, 30 trucks carrying goods and fabrics imported from China into Vietnam and 30 empty trucks remaining at the ICD Thanh Dat port conducted customs clearance procedures to cross the pontoon bridge.

The customs forces of the two sides also rushed to carry out customs clearance for over 400 empty trucks that have been stranded at the ICD Thanh Dat port and China’s Dongxing City. Then, they will handle trucks transporting dry goods, fresh or frozen seafood, fruits, and farm produce.

This pontoon bridge is the largest custom clearance site for farm produce between Vietnam's Quang Ninh Province and China's Dongxing City. The three-month suspension of this site was attributed to China’s implementation of “Zero Covid” policy. 

The resumption of custom clearance is expected to facilitate import-export activities between the two provinces and the consumption of Vietnam's farm produce.

Pham Cong