Over the past few days, on average, more than 1,000 trucks carrying import and export goods have been cleared daily at the border gates in Lang Son Province, facilitating trade between Vietnam and China.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department, the increase in budget revenue compared to the same period last year is brought by the taxed import turnover of some key imported goods with high tax rates.
A dialogue conference between customs authority and business people today took place to discuss existing problems as Vietnam’s customs authority predicted that the import and export may be very difficult in 2023.
Customs clearance will be suspended at border gates in the Northern province of Lang Son and Mong Cai International Border Gate in Quang Ninh province in seven days, from January 21 to 27, during Tet holidays, according to authorities.
The effective adjustment of specialized inspection as well as the application of electronic customs procedures has made import-export activities smoother in Vietnam, greatly contributing to forming a more attractive trading environment for both domestic and foreign companies so that they can take better advantage of free trade agreements.
Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department yesterday held a meeting with businesses providing cargo transit services regarding the latter’s concerns over too long goods checking time, leading to unwanted extra costs.
The Ministry of Finance and the General Department of Vietnam Customs have just said that the three enterprises operating in the field of gasoline and oil were forced to halt the import due to violations on overdue taxation payments and failure on equipping devices and machines as regulated.
The General Department of Vietnam Customs and the Ministry of Finance proposed to quickly upgrade some railway stations into international transport stations and switch to officially exporting agricultural products by rail because of its quick and low-cost transportation.
Customs clearance was again suspended on September 28 at the Bac Phong Sinh border gate in Quang Ninh’s Hai Ha district that pairs with the Li He border gate in China’s Dongxing City, due to China’s Covid-19 control measures.
The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) yesterday issued a formal response to the case of 2 anti-pandemic facemask shipments donated by the overseas Vietnamese in Hong Kong (China), German businesses to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (CCoVFF) still being unable to have customs clearance.
Recently, the export of dragon fruits of Binh Thuan Province through the Chinese market encountered many difficulties because the Northern border gates constantly closed and stopped customs clearance. Currently, dragon fruits are difficult to sell, although the selling price is extremely low, only from VND500-VND2,000 per kg.
There are only nine border gates and crossings along the Vietnam-China land border operating after the Lunar New Year festival, causing difficulties for customs clearance for goods, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said.
According to an update from the General Department of Vietnam Customs, by 5 p.m. on February 17, the number of vehicles waiting for customs clearance procedures at the border gates of Lang Son Province had not decreased after the Lang Son Department of Industry and Trade announced to temporarily suspend receiving agricultural products for exporting to the Chinese market.
Lang Son Province informed that after the Lunar New Year, the number of trucks carrying agricultural products, mainly fruits, to the Northern border gates had increased again, facing the risk of congestion.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade said that on January 10 morning, China’s Guangxi province officially resumed customs clearance at border gates and border crossings in its Dongxing City bordering Mong Cai City of Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province, including bridges Bac Luan 1 and Bac Luan 2, and pontoon bridge Km 3+4.
The price of dragon fruits in Binh Thuan Province has currently plunged to VND500-VND1,000 per kg. Many dragon fruit growers are empty-handed in the dragon fruit crop serving the 2022 Lunar New Year market.