Nearly 6,500 tonnes of fresh lychee exported via Kim Thanh Border Gate

Friday, 2020-05-29 11:23:12
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Trucks loaded with fresh lychee for the Chinese market have been given priority for customs clearance.
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NDO – Since the beginning of the season, nearly 6,500 tonnes of fresh lychees, worth more than US$3.6 million in total, have been exported to China through Kim Thanh Border Gate in Lao Cai Province, up 37% in volume and 39% in value compared to the same period last year.

This was announced by the border gate’s customs sub-department on May 28.

At the border gate, trucks loaded with fresh lychee for the Chinese market have been given priority for customs clearance to ensure the highest quality of the fruit.

Beside lychee, Kim Thanh Border Gate has also processed customs clearance for other fruits including dragon fruit (around 178,300 tonnes worth nearly US$118 million), banana (17,700 tonnes, US$2.5 million), mango (42,100 tonnes, US$54.2 million), and watermelon (12,00 tonnes, US$12 million).

The Management Board of Lao Cai Economic Zone has closely co-ordinated with the provincial border guards to create the most favourable conditions for the export of fruits and agricultural products while strictly observing preventative measures against COVID-19 epidemic.

An average of 400 trucks pass through Lao Cai’s border gates each day, with more than half of them carrying Vietnamese agricultural products for export to China.