Suggest that China implement a 24-hour remote timer for agricultural and aquatic products to clear customs

According to Minister Nguyen Hong Dien, Vietnam’s agricultural and aquatic products are of guaranteed quality, strictly following the epidemic prevention process according to the instructions of international organizations and China’s own from production, harvesting, packaging. to cross-border transportation and export.

The Asia-Africa Market Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) said that on the afternoon of June 3, at a phone conversation with Chinese Minister of Commerce Vuong Van Dao, Minister Nguyen Hong Dien asked China to create favorable conditions. Customs clearance for Vietnam’s agricultural and aquatic products exported to China through the Vietnam-China border gate, especially those that are ready for peak harvest such as litchi, longan, mango…

The Minister emphasized that Vietnam’s agricultural and aquatic products, including lychee, are of guaranteed quality, strictly following the epidemic prevention process under the guidance of international organizations and China’s own from the production stage. Harvesting, packing, transporting and exporting across the border.

Therefore, the Minister asked the authorities of the two countries at the border gates to consider implementing a number of measures such as extending the clearance time, opening the “green channel”, implementing the 24-hour “remote clearance timer” /24h…; improve customs clearance capacity by restoring operations and opening more border gates that are allowed to import agricultural products from Vietnam in Lao Cai and Lang Son provinces…

Minister Nguyen Hong Dien also once again suggested that China exempt from testing and testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus for frozen products of Vietnam; Speeding up the completion of legal procedures to open the market for fruits is Vietnam’s strength.

Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien had a phone conversation with Chinese Minister of Commerce Vuong Van Dao. (Photo: Ministry of Industry and Trade)

On the Chinese side, Trade Minister Vuong Van Dao said that the Chinese side highly encourages and is willing to increase imports of high-quality agricultural and aquatic products from Vietnam.

Currently, in order to facilitate the clearance process of Vietnam’s agricultural and aquatic products, the authorities at the border gates of China have simplified the customs clearance process, reducing the inspection rate for fruits and vegetables. low-risk trees among nine Vietnamese fruits allowed to be imported into China.

The Chinese side has also set up 10 fruit gathering areas and 4 food gathering areas at border gates on the Chinese side to support the gathering of agricultural products that are in the peak harvest period of Vietnam. .

During a visit to the Vietnam-China border gate in March, the Chinese Minister of Commerce also asked the Chinese border local government to create maximum convenience for goods clearance at the request of the Chinese side. Vietnam.

Responding to the request for exemption from testing and testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus for frozen agricultural and aquatic products, the Chinese Minister of Commerce affirmed that this measure is applicable to all countries, only for disease prevention and control purposes and will be adjusted according to the specific COVID-19 epidemic control situation in each country.

At the meeting, the two ministers agreed to urgently develop a program implementation plan and cooperation plan when the epidemic is controlled and travel restrictions are eased.

In the coming time, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will continue to closely coordinate with the Ministry of Commerce of China, relevant ministries and localities in China to continue promoting cooperation, removing difficulties, and bringing essential benefits to the people. for the people and business communities of the two countries.

By the end of June 2, 2021, according to data provided by local Departments of Industry and Trade, Vietnam exported more than 10,000 tons of lychee to China (of which Bac Giang’s exports reached more than 6,100 tons, Hai Duong’s exports reached more than 6,100 tons and Hai Duong’s exports reached more than 6,100 tons. nearly 4,000 tons).

According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, in the first 4 months of 2021, the total import and export turnover of Vietnam – China reached 50.2 billion USD, up more than 43%. In which, exports reached 16.3 billion USD, up 28%; imports reached nearly 34 billion USD, up 51.6% over the same period in 2020.

According to VietnamBIz

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