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Huu Nghi Customs: Positive signs from cargo clearance activities

11:09 | 11/08/2020

VCN – Speaking with Customs News, a representative of Huu Nghi Customs Branch (Lang Son Customs Department) said that in July, the volume of goods imported and exported through Huu Nghi border gate increased, resulting in the increase of import – export turnover compared to the same period in 2019.

According to statistics from the Huu Nghi Customs Branch, since the beginning of the year, the unit has completed procedures for 20,753 sets of declarations, down 41.6% with a turnover of $857.2 million, down 30% compared to the same period in 2019. In July, the unit received and completed procedures for 2,908 sets of declarations with a total import and export turnover of over $156 million, up 8% over the same period in 2019. In particular, import declarations were 2,568 sets with a turnover of over $134 million, up 27.2%; the number of goods export declarations was 340 sets with a turnover of over $21.9 million, down 43.7% over the same period in 2019.

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Import – export goods implemented cargo clearance procedure through Huu Nghi border gate. Photo: H.Nụ

Nguyen Tien Bo, Director of the Huu Nghi Customs Department said that, since May, the situation of import and export goods at Huu Nghi international border gate has returned to normal. Especially, in July, the volume of goods imported and exported by enterprises was higher and saw no more congestion as before.

According to Bo, the control of the Covid-19 pandemic has been effectively implemented by both Vietnam and China, so the trade through the border has recovered well, the volume of imported goods was equal to the same period in 2019, while the import turnover increased significantly.

In particular, from the beginning of the year to August 3, the unit collected and paid over VND1,817 billion to the state budget, reaching over 60% of the assigned plan and in July, the unit collected VND277.2 billion.

Huu Nghi Customs Branch said that from now to the end of the year, the prospect of recovery and growth of import and export turnover was very positive, because many businesses have planned to implement contracts for import and export of goods for manufacturing and business after social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In order to promote the import and export activities of enterprises through the locality, and at the same time strive to complete the assigned tasks, Nguyen Tien Bo stressed the unit has continued to create the most favorable conditions for businesses through administrative procedures reform, increased working hours in the day to handle clearance procedures, support and solve problems and difficulties for businesses.

At the same time, when the Covid-19 pandemic continued to break out in some provinces and cities in the country, the unit will also actively grasp the changes regarding the management of import and export goods from China especially quality management, quarantine, traceability of exported goods from Vietnam.

By Nụ Bùi/Thanh Thuy