The Thanh Thuy International Border Gate, an important import-export gateway connecting China’s Yunnan province with Vietnam’s Ha Giang province, reported total export revenue of US$1.92 billion and total import revenue of US$1.63 billion, in addition to over US$111 million worth of goods being temporarily transferred through the gate. The border gate bustled with a large number of container trucks from the beginning of 2017 which carried Vietnamese agricultural and forestry products to export to China, particularly fresh dragon fruits. Deputy Head of the Management Board of Ha Giang Economic Zone Nguyen Huu Tri said that the province has invested in an automated numbering system for container trucks in a bid to simplify its procedures and boost transparency. In addition, the Customs Department of Thanh Thuy Border Gate has stepped up the reform of its administrative procedures and has deployed an automated customs clearance management system to shorten customs clearance time, Tri noted. The Thanh Thuy National Border Gate was upgraded to an International Border Gate in 2014, contributing to promoting trade exchanges between China and Vietnam and other countries in the ASEAN region.