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Lao Cai (VNA) – The import-export turnover through the Lao Cai International Border Gate in Vietnam-China border exceeded 248 million USD in the first five months of 2017 with an impressive surge in exports, according to the border gate customs office.

Tran Anh Tu, the office’s deputy head, said that as of June 7, the value of exports through the gate reached 110.5 million USD, equivalent to 214 percent of the figure in the same period last year.

Main export staples include iron ore, footwear, farm produce, confectionary, seafood and aquatic products.

To facilitate import-export activities, the office has applied the Vietnam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and Vietnam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS), thus speeding up the processing of customs procedures.

The office also extended the working hour to 10pm to support import-export enterprises.-VNA