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China-Vietnam border port registers surging import and export volume in 2022

Updated: January 16, 2023 Source: Belt and Road Portal
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Photo shows a China-Vietnam-Laos freight train loaded with agricultural products at Nanning International Railway Port in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 13, 2021. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

Hekou Port, located on the border between southwest China's Yunnan Province and Vietnam, saw 1.264 billion yuan worth of imports and exports carried by China-Vietnam freight trains pass through the port in 2022, a 29 percent year on year growth from a year earlier, according to Kunming Customs.

As the largest port in Yunnan section of China-Vietnam border, Hekou Port has witnessed the increasing demand for railway combined transport of goods as the bilateral economic and trade cooperation between China and Vietnam continues to deepen.

Yunnan Yuntianhua Red Phosphorus Chemical Co., LTD., a local company in Yunnan Province, said that while saving time and logistics costs for the company's import and export goods transportation, international railway combined transport can also provide a guarantee for the company to explore the Southeast Asian market.

Hekou Customs has been committed to ensuring the smooth passage of imports and exports of local foreign trade enterprises. The customs will continue to focus on strengthening customs supervision services, give full play to the role of China-Vietnam international transportation, and promote economic and trade exchanges between China and ASEAN countries, according to Su Yongjun, deputy chief of Hekou Customs. 

Editor: Yang Yifan