Tariff Changes, Imported Goods Remain Unchanged

A large number of Cambodian agricultural products are simply not competitive with Viet Nam’s price and quality. (Photo: VH)
Viet Nam’s Southwestern border is not yet bustling with farm products imported from Cambodia, though the cross-border tariff was completely eliminated three days ago.

At the Dinh Ba and Thuong Phuoc border gates bordering Cambodia in Dong Thap province, just a few boats carrying rice trade daily.

Nearby An Giang province showed no brighter signs as customs officials said that just a couple of Thai boats carrying fruit moved into Viet Nam at the province’s border gates.

No ships in Cambodia are waiting to head for Viet Nam. Instead, only Vietnamese farm products continuously move to Cambodia.

Border officials predict many dealers are holding their breath for full instructions from authorities over the new tax procedure.

Furthermore, a majority of Cambodian farm products are out-of-season and not in abundance.

But most importantly, a large number of Cambodian agricultural products are simply not competitive with Viet Nam’s price and quality.

Source: TT - Translated by Van Hanh

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