These procedures had been suspended due to fears of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) that originated in China.

Trucks traverse Kim Thanh International Border Gate No.2.

On the first day of customs clearance resumption, a total of 54 Chinese agricultural product trucks were licensed to enter Vietnam, while eight Vietnamese farm produce trucks were allowed to go into China’s territory.

Vietnam has set up a quarantine area for all trucks from China right at the border gate. After being sterilized, these trucks are driven by Vietnamese drivers during the process of custom clearance and trading, which is closely supervised.

After the goods are unloaded, the trucks will be taken to the quarantine area and handed over to Chinese drivers.

There still remain 3,000 tons of Vietnamese agricultural products waiting for customs clearance at the border gate.

Source: VNA