Vietnam, China push up cross-border trade hinh anh 1Leader of Lang Son province presents a souvenir to Vice Governor of the People’s Government of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Liao Pinhu (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son – Permanent
Vice Chairman of the Lang Son provincial People’s Committee Duong Xuan Huyen held
a working session with a visiting delegation from the People’s Government of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
Region on November 30 to discuss measures to facilitate exchanges and cross-border trade.

Huyen said Lang Son is the largest
transshipment area for Vietnam-China import and export goods by road, playing a
crucial role in facilitating the export and import of Vietnamese agricultural
products to and from China. It serves as a vital route in promoting economic
and trade exchanges between Vietnam, China, and ASEAN, and vice versa.

With the goal
of further raising the customs clearance capacity at local border gates, the provincial
authorities directed departments and agencies to develop a pilot project on the construction of smart border gates at the specialised route for
transporting goods at Huu Nghi – Youyi Guan border gate. The project has now
been basically completed and submitted to the Prime Minister for approval, he

He proposed that authorities of Guangxi continue working with Lang
Son to promptly resume customs clearance activities at several pairs of border
gates between the two sides. Additionally, they should facilitate the customs
clearance through these border gates and hold a ceremony to operate the route dedicated to goods transport through Tan Thanh (Vietnam) – Po Chai

The host suggested the early resumption of customs clearance for
goods through the Binh
Nghi-Ping Erguan border gate pair, and the upgrade of it to a bilateral border gate and promotion of tourism
activities there.

Liao Pinhu, Vice Governor of the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,
wished that Lang
Son would promptly build smart border gates under the framework agreement already signed between the two sides.

He also urged the Vietnamese Government to implement the
construction and upgrade of the Hanoi – Dong Dang railway route and continue with
measures to facilitate customs clearance at border gates of both sides./.