The Thanh Thuy International Border Gate in northern mountainous Ha Giang province, which shares a border with China, is bustling during the first days of the lunar new year.

According to Head of the Thanh Thuy border guard station Nguyen Xuan Hoang, total import-export revenue through the border gate exceeded 300,000 USD during the first eight days of the first lunar month (February 19-26), mainly from the export of fresh fruits, including dragon fruits (200 tonnes) and chillies (20 tonnes).

Meanwhile, hundreds of people went through entry-exit procedures daily for travelling or visiting relatives.

Since the Thanh Thuy and Tianbao border gates at the shared border line between Vietnam’s Ha Giang province and China’s Yunnan province officially became international border gates in late 2014, many foreigners have used the pair to enter China through Vietnam.

Thanks to joint efforts by customs officials, border guards and police forces, procedures for product export have been simplified, contributing to reducing the process duration and unexpected costs for enterprises.-VNA