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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Friday, May 20 2022 - 00:07
AsiaNet
All Border Ports in Guangxi Commenced Normal Operations
NANNING, China, May 19, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Statistics from the Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 
show that during the May Day holiday in 2022, a total of 3,344 vehicles entered 
and exited through Guangxi border highway ports, including 1,601 and 1,743 
vehicles leaving and entering Guangxi respectively. All border ports in Guangxi 
maximized the capacity of customs clearance under the principle of "open port 
access to the greatest extent" by minimizing impacts by the pandemic. As of May 
5, seven highway ports and one railway port with cargo handling capacity were 
all open for normalized customs clearance.
 
On May 5, the ceremony of the departure of the first special train loaded with 
Chinese medicinal materials imported from Vietnam was held at the Pingxiang 
railway port in Guangxi. The train was loaded with 12 compartments (each 
weighed about 15 tons) of suberect spatholobus stem originated from Vietnam. 
The train will run on a regular basis to help deepen the comprehensive 
cooperation between China and Vietnam in the field of traditional Chinese 
medicine. At present, Guangxi has the Nanning drug import port and the border 
ports of Dongxing, Pingxiang, Longbang and Aidian for medicinal material 
import, having gradually turned into a main channel for the import of Chinese 
medicinal materials from the ASEAN countries. The variety and quantity of 
Chinese herbal medicines from the ASEAN countries entering China through the 
Guangxi ports have been increasing by leaps and bounds. Since 2020, the total 
value of goods has been ranking the first for two consecutive years in the 
country.

Guangxi Youyiguan Port has launched a non-contact verification system through 
innovation for border inspection to ensure non-contact documents stamping. Two 
automatic temperature measuring detectors and high-definition cameras are 
installed at the customs inspection gate to perform non-contact temperature 
detection and paperwork verification on designated drivers for cross-border 
cargoes.

The Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Port Office) 
will continue to coordinate with relevant departments to do a good job in the 
prevention and control of COVID-19 at each port and unblocked customs clearance 
so as to guarantee the stability of the China-ASEAN industrial supply chain.

Source: Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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   Caption: Pingxiang Port dispatching team on duty during the May Day holiday 
to solve problems during port customs clearance timely and efficiently.

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   Caption: Vehicles dispatched by on-site staff with level-II protective suits 
at Puzhai access to ensure customs clearance in an orderly manner.