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COVID-19: First batch of exports cleared at Thanh Thuy int’l border gate

Twenty-one container trucks of dragon fruits weighing 315 tonnes and a lorry carrying wood totally valued at nearly 5 billion VND underwent customs clearance at Thanh Thuy international border gate in the northern province of Ha Giang on February 18-19.

Head of the customs office at the border gate Luong Trung Kien said it is the first batch of exports that went through clearance in 2020.

After the Tianbao international border gate in China’s Yunnan province resumed operation, officials at Thanh Thuy international border gate have offered all possible support for exports-imports, he said.

In the context of the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), shipments of Vietnamese farm produce to China at major border gates were suspended. Several border gates neighboring China have recently come back to work.