Viet Nam Seeks Support from GZAR, PRC, to Facilitate Agri Export

Mr. Nguyen Hong Dien, Viet Nam’s Minister of Industry and Trade, requested support from Mr. Lu Xinshe, Party Secretary of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China (GZAR, PRC), to facilitate cross-border trade between Viet Nam and the PRC by (i) upgrading border gates, (ii) restoring customs services at sealed off border gates, and (iii) extending the operating hours of customs clearance services at border gates, border crossings, and markets. He also urged the PRC to offer broader access for farm produce and share knowledge on cultivating crops through agricultural experts and business representatives in line with the PRC’s food safety and origin standards. Mr. Dien suggested establishing a hotline for updating of import management measures, and signing a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Guangxi International Expo Affairs Bureau.

Last Updated: 13 August 2021