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Support businesses exporting and importing through Long An International Port
Long An province is located in a strategic location, the gateway of the Southeast region to the Mekong Delta. In recent times, the province has focused on investing in many fields, especially investing in transportation infrastructure, connecting with logistics centers associated with industrial parks and seaports to support businesses smoothly in business. production and export.

The potential for export and import is huge

The entire province currently has about 900 businesses participating in export and import, contributing nearly 7 billion USD in exports and 4.3 billion USD in imports by 2023. Long An has become the leading locality in the Mekong Delta. in terms of export, ranking in the top provinces and cities in terms of export and import turnover.Goods are exported by the enterprise to 110 countries and territories around the world, diversifying export markets. The province's export products are diverse. Of which, the textile and garment industry accounts for more than 25 percent of total export turnover, about 1.5 billion USD per year; The province's leather shoe industry has grown quite well, maintaining supply to major shoe companies with an annual export turnover of about 1.3 billion USD, accounting for nearly 18 percent; The mechanical - iron and steel - battery - electronics industry contributes about 1 billion USD per year, accounting for more than 12 percent and tends to grow; The export turnover of agricultural, forestry and aquatic products such as rice, dragon fruit, seedless lemons, bananas, jackfruit, processed seafood, processed coffee, cashew nuts, vegetables and fruits reached about 1 billion USD, accounting for 14 percent; ...

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Long An is the leading province in the Mekong Delta region and top in the country in attracting investment, especially foreign investment (FDI). Although the global economy has not yet overcome the difficult period, Vietnam is expected to become an important production and export center in the global value chain.

More specifically, in recent years, Long An has attracted more and more FDI investment; At the same time, free trade agreements (FTAs) continue to have a positive impact, which will be the foundation for businesses to boost production and export activities and contribute to the province's economic development process.

According to Long An Provincial Planning for the period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, the province will develop 10 logistics centers in districts: Can Giuoc, Ben Luc, Chau Thanh, Can Duoc, Duc Hue, Tan Tru and Kien Tuong town with a total area of more than 790 hectares.

Promote potential and strengths in export and import

Director of the Department of Industry and Trade - Huynh Van Quang Hung shared, with the strategic advantage, bordering Ho Chi Minh City and being the gateway to the Mekong Delta, the province has implemented many key transportation projects, creating a Smooth, lifeline traffic system, strategic inter-regional and inter-provincial connections, clearing bottlenecks in the transport and logistics system.In particular, key traffic routes in the province connecting industrial zones and clusters and Long An International Port contribute to reducing transportation and logistics costs for businesses.

According to forecasts of economic experts, in the coming time, import and export goods in the Mekong Delta region will reach about 20 million tons/year. The region's demand for transporting goods for domestic consumption and export is about 17-18 million tons/year. In particular, Long An is focusing on attracting investment and forming logistics chains in the province, gradually shaping into a regional logistics center.

Currently, Long An has 2 logistics centers in operation, which are the 147ha logistics - logistics reception area of Long An International Port in Tan Tap commune, Can Giuoc district; The 10ha warehouse and logistics service center in Thanh Loi commune, Ben Luc district has established a bonded warehouse to serve import and export.Industrial parks in Long An have attracted 206 investment projects related to logistics activities such as freight transportation services, warehouse rental services,... with a total registered investment capital of about 1 billion USD and 29,554 billion VND, total area of about 600 hectares. Cold storages in Long An are mostly large-scale, invested in by famous brands with smart technology systems and international standard processes, giving customers the best service experience. This is also a favorable condition for the province to develop the supply chain of import and export goods.

According to Mr. Huynh Van Quang Hung, currently, Ho Chi Minh City has implemented seaport infrastructure fees for businesses participating in seaport import and export in the area. Meanwhile, businesses participating in import-export activities at Long An International Port have many more advantages due to no infrastructure fees, saving transportation time, and convenient traffic. In particular, the Port has preferential policies for customers, modern security systems, warehouse systems, and bonded warehouses convenient for all types of export and import of goods.

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The Department of Industry and Trade continues to organize activities connecting export and import businesses through Long An International Port

However, currently, Long An International Port has not fully exploited the number of customers participating in import and export in the province as well as neighboring areas. Recently, the Department of Industry and Trade has organized many events connecting import-export businesses, domestic and foreign organizations, businesses, and corporations to learn about import and export through Long An International Port.In addition, to promote the role of Long An International Port, the province focuses on implementing a number of contents: Urging the Ministry of Finance to soon make a decision to establish Long An International Port Customs Branch; Propose a mechanism to support and encourage containers through Long An International Port; support and organize activities connecting import and export businesses through Long An International Port; Promote Long An International Port to sign cooperation agreements with major ports in the world such as Oakland Port (USA), Long Beach Port (USA), Laem Chabang Port (Thailand). In particular, the province proposed to ministries and central branches to allow Long An International Port to import 16-seat cars; performing import and export services without permission, as well as adding Long An International Port to the list of water transport and transit according to current regulations.

With strong investment to develop logistics services into an important economic sector of the province, Long An will become a gateway, goods transshipment center, and warehouse connecting provinces in the Mekong Delta with Ho Chi Minh City, Southeast Region and Cambodia market.

When businesses participate in import and export through Long An International Port, the provincial government continues to coordinate with the Port to support businesses with many policies, including improving service quality and shortening cargo transportation time, contributing to reducing logistics costs for businesses.

Thereby, the provincial government expects Long An International Port to play an important role as a seaport chosen by many businesses as a place to import and export goods, contributing a large proportion to the provincial budget, along with the province. rapid and sustainable socio-economic development./.Currently, Ho Chi Minh City has implemented seaport infrastructure fees for businesses participating in seaport import and export in the area.

Meanwhile, businesses participating in import-export activities at Long An International Port have many more advantages due to no infrastructure fees, saving transportation time, and convenient traffic. In particular, the Port has preferential policies for customers, modern security systems, warehouse systems, and bonded warehouses that are convenient for all types of export and import of goods.Director of the Department of Industry and Trade - Huynh Van Quang Hung.

Reported by Mai Huong

Translated by NT

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