Before being exported to China, samples of fruit are taken from this truck to check the remnants of pesticide. If there is no pesticide residue or epidemic found, certificates will be given to the exporter.

Previously, it took at least four hours for a truck to complete clearance at the border gate, but now the time has been cut by half.

Previously if any risk in a fruit sample was found, the sample would be sent to Hanoi for further inspection. Now time for this process has been cut thanks to a fast-track test which gives more accurate results.

During peak season, the number of fruit trucks across the Tan Thanh border gate can reach as many as 300 a day. Shortened customs clearance time has become a significant driving force for export and import activities.-VNA