Export-import procedures at Lao Bao border gate in Quang Tri province (Source: VNA)
A delegation of China’s Committee of Border Gate Management Cooperation on September 16 visited the Lao Bao (Vietnam)-Densavan (Laos) international border gates to scope out the one-stop-shop model.

Huang Shengqiang, head of the China Port Management Office, who led the delegation, said the tour aims to study the model to apply it at China-Vietnam border gates, ensuring the mechanism be suitable for the legal corridor and convenient for trading.

The “one-stop-shop” customs model’s objective is to simplify administrative procedures and facilitate trade and investment via border lines.

Launched at the Lao Bao-Densavan international border gate last February, the model has proven preeminent in cooperation in inspecting land border gates.

This is the first time the model has been applied at a pair of border gates along the East-West Economic Corridor as well as between the Greater Mekong Sub-region and ASEAN countries.-VNA