Trade ministry strives to ease difficulties for trade with China hinh anh 1At Kim Thanh international border gate No.2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has launched a number of measures to tackle difficulties for the Vietnam – China trade, amid the complicated developments of COVID-19 pandemic.

It is preparing contents and arranging talks between Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong San, and will also work closely with the Guangxi Department of Commerce to increase the number of trains carrying Vietnamese and Chinese farm produce.

A dispatch was also sent to the Vietnamese Embassy in China to suggest working closely with Chinese authorities to remove existing obstacles.

Since early February, the MoIT and the Health Ministry have successfully built medical supervision process and mechanism regarding the delivery of imports and exports, and exchanges between residents at border gates and markets.

MoIT leaders directly conducted surveys to grasp the situation and directed removing difficulties for exports across the border.

Vietnam trade offices abroad, and in China in particular, regularly updated information about market movement and markets for farm produce and materials used for mask and medical equipment production at home.

The ministry also held regular working sessions with the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam and asked the Vietnamese General Consulates in Guangxi and Yunnan to frequently contact authorities of border localities to facilitate import-export activities in border areas.

It called on the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry to jointly tackle difficulties in trade between Vietnam and China in Dispatch No.264/BCT-AP dated April 9.

Minister Anh sent letters to Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong San and Chinese Director of the General Administration of Customs Ni Yuefeng on April 9.

He also sent a letter to the Secretary of the Party Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region asking to continue realising agreements reached during talks on March 13 and partner together to ensure smooth trade./.