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Lao Cai (VNA)
– The first batches of goods of the New Year, mainly fruit and seafood, were shipped abroad through the Lao Cai international border gate, on February 9, the second day of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

Deputy head of the border gate’s customs office Vu Quang Vinh said the fruit and aquatic produce from farmers and fishermen of southern and central Vietnam were exported to the southwestern province of Yunnan in China.

The customs procedures were conducted quickly and in accordance with the sector’s regulations on administrative reform, he said, adding that he believes it will be a fruitful year for agro-aqua farmers.

Tan Phat was the first company to ship through the border gate, with over 40 tonnes of mangoes and rambutans from the southern region to the Chinese market.

Meanwhile, Viet Tu company exported nearly two tonnes of lobster from the central province of Phu Yen.

Director of the company Nguyen Thi Cam Tu said lobster is a hi-end aquatic product sold to well-known hotels and restaurants in Yunnan, China.

The Lao Cai international border gate has arranged forces to ensure quick and smooth customs clearance for local exporters.-VNA