DITP organizes an online forum “Transport fruit to China … here is the answer” Prepare to receive routes, measures and regulations for transportation of Thai fruits by land in the era of Covid-19.
Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce Organized an online forum (Webinar) “Transport Fruits to China…Here We Have Answers” on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in accordance with the policy of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce (Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit) who has ordered to the Department of International Trade Promotion conducting knowledge Prepare entrepreneurs for measures rules To transport Thai fruits across the border to China to be more flexible and convenient during the epidemic situation of the Covid-19 virus. At the event, there were qualified speakers in the targeted countries and countries in the transport routes, namely Commercial and agricultural ambassadors from China Commercial ambassadors from Lao PDR and Vietnam as well as Thai international trade logistics experts to share their knowledge and experience. with a total of more than 1,900 participants.
Mr. Ekkachat Sitaworarat, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Trade Promotion The Ministry of Commerce said it was well known that The situation of the epidemic of the Covid-19 virus has affected the global economy in a wide area And Thailand has been affected by the situation. In particular, the transportation of goods to China can be resumed. China is Thailand’s number 1 trading partner for 8 years. One of the key exports is fruit, with cross-border fruit deliveries in the first quarter of 2021 worth 8,145 million baht. Cross-border transport can be carried out. but different countries In the transit route has issued measures and regulations for transportation. to support the situation of the epidemic of the coviral-19 Therefore, the transportation of goods cannot be carried out quickly and smoothly. Transportation takes more time The preparation of entrepreneurs is therefore something that must be done urgently. Especially for the products that are coming out in the following seasons.Mr. Prattakorn Thanmanee, Consul (Agriculture) at the Consulate General in Guangzhou, discussed the overview of Chinese fruit imports. Introduce the preparation process of Thai farmers such as applying for a phytosanitary certificate Types of documents to be prepared for exporting fruit products and various precautions Including an example of transporting fruit products through the Youyuguan checkpoint systems and procedures within the checkpoint Random inspection of goods by Chinese customs to test for quarantine pests, nucleic acids and the COVID-19 virus
Mr. Kawin Wiriyapanich, Director of the Office of Overseas Trade Promotion in Vientiane Provide information about Thai fruits that are popular in Lao PDR. The main checkpoints that are popular for transporting goods to China via Lao PDR, such as Mukdahan and Nakhon Phanom checkpoints, along with the preparation methods of Thai entrepreneurs
Ms. Pankan Jiamsuchon, Director of the Office of Overseas Trade Promotion in Hanoi, mentioned the route of fruit transportation through Vietnam to China. It also mentioned the situation in the customs house during the past April-May that there was congestion. Due to the increase in the volume of fruit trucks than the normal range and support measures during the COVID-19 epidemic situation that are more stringent resulting in delays in the delivery of goods damaged goods especially fruit products and has suggested alternative transportation routes to reduce congestion, such as transport through the Maung Kai checkpoint, etc.Mrs. Nachathorn Manopunjasiri, Director of the Office of Overseas Trade Promotion in Kunming, said that after the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, As a result, China has adjusted its fruit import-export measures. changes often especially in the land border area in Yunnan Province. closing the gates This affects the export of Thai fruit to China. However, the opportunity of Thai fruit in the Chinese market is still high. This is because Thai fruits have become more popular with Chinese consumers. And the Chinese prefer to give Thai fruits as gifts.
In addition, during the seminar There are also Thai international trade logistics experts to share their experiences. and providing useful information and recommendations to entrepreneurs, namely Mr. Suwit Rattanachinda, president of the Federation of Thai Logistics Providers. Ms. Kritchawan bought Charoenchai, Euroasia Total Logistics Company Limited and Dr. Surat Chanthongpan, JWD Company. InfoLogistics Public Company LimitedMr. Suwit Rattanachinda, President of the Federation of Thai Logistics Providers Said operators can take advantage of the Chinese government pushing Nanning to be a distribution point both within China. Middle East and Europe including The China- ASEAN Agricultural Product Distribution Center project, which helps logistics entrepreneurs and agricultural exporters distribute products in China more quickly.
Ms. Kritchawan Buycharoenchai, Euroasia Total Logistics Co., Ltd., spoke about the company’s experience in providing logistics services during the COVID-19 pandemic. and suggesting routes for service and conditions that farmers should know before exporting; and Dr. Surat Chanthongpan, JWD Company InfoLogistics Public Company Limited provides advice on advance transportation planning and time management for operators, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those who are interested can watch the retrospective talk. Or ask for more information via Facebook Page : DITP.logistics or via YouTube Channel : DITP Logistics