Follow Tien PhongAccording to Quang Ninh Customs, from 23h on September 22, China will continue to import Vietnamese dragon fruit after 7 days of suspension for the reason related to testing for COVID-19 on samples taken from packaging and goods. import.
At the point of departure at the temporary pontoon bridge Km3+4, Hai Yen ward, Mong Cai city (Quang Ninh), the Chinese side will open 4 to 5 hours a day, from 8 am to 10 am, from 13 to 15 pm in the afternoon. Import and export activities are still active.
Every day, dozens of containers of seafood, fruits and dry goods are cleared to Dongxing City (China). Only dragon fruit products have not yet been cleared, because your country has not yet reopened for this item.
“Currently, there are 29 container trucks of dragon fruit waiting at the yard to be shipped after 11pm on September 22. Each truck carries about 26-28 tons of dragon fruit and is well preserved, waiting for 2 more days to clear customs.
Nearly 800 tons of this dragon fruit will be exported within 1 day to be completed, there is no congestion of dragon fruit at the border gate as some previous information, “a representative of Mong Cai City Customs Branch shared with Tien Phong.
According to him, before that, many trucks carrying dragon fruits had turned to Lang Son to export goods when receiving information from your country that they temporarily imported dragon fruits through the pontoon bridge.
Regarding information from the batch of dragon fruit with positive samples for SARS-CoV-2, the functional forces of the Mong Cai International Border Gate Management Board have traced the drivers, loading and unloading staff, and related people. and quarantined for 14 days. Up to now, all cases that have been in contact with the above shipment have tested negative.
Explaining the Chinese side’s agricultural import process, a representative of the Mong Cai City Customs Branch said that after the goods are cleared through the border gate, the Chinese side will check. If detecting signs related to SARS-CoV-2, your country will unilaterally issue a notice of temporary import of that item for 1 week.
However, if it continues to detect SARS-CoV-2 on other goods, the Chinese side will extend the temporary suspension of import clearance for another week for that item. In case 3 positives are detected, the item will be suspended from customs clearance for 4 weeks.
Previously, Guangxi province, China announced to suspend customs clearance for dragon fruit exported from Vietnam through the export point at the temporary pontoon bridge Km3+4 within 7 days from September 15.
The Dong Hung city government explained that during the control process, this local health force discovered SARS-CoV-2 on the packaging of dragon fruit and the container of dragon fruit imported from Vietnam.
These dragon fruits exported through Bac Luan Bridge II border gate and the border market are believed to be positive for SARS-CoV-2.
Responding to this information, Binh Thuan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said that this is only a one-way announcement, there is no concrete evidence. The Department is coordinating with the Market Management Department of Binh Thuan province to verify this incident.