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NW China province sees stable agricultural product trade with B&R countries

Xinhua News,LANZHOU
2020-03-30 15:09

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Northwest China's Gansu Province has exported 31,800 tonnes of apples, with a total value of 40.95 million U.S. dollars, to 22 countries and regions this year, according to the customs in Lanzhou, capital of the province.

The customs said Gansu has seen stable export of agricultural products to the Belt and Road (B&R) countries since February.

On March 3, 23 tonnes of cherry tomatoes were exported from the city of Jiuquan to Kazakhstan. On March 10, the province also exported 20.6 tonnes of apples worth 32,000 U.S. dollars to Kuwait.

Despite the country's fight against the novel coronavirus disease, Gansu, a major apple and cherry tomato planting province, has a stable agricultural product output.

"B&R countries are huge markets and trade partners of Gansu, and they have great demand for agricultural products from northwest China," said Li Quan, head of the Lanzhou customs.

Li added the customs has simplified clearance procedures for agricultural products, shoring up foreign trade. The deepening of the Belt and Road Initiative, trade facilitation efforts and innovative measures also contributed to foreign trade growth in Gansu.

In 2019, Gansu exported 260 million yuan (around 36.6 million U.S. dollars) worth of vegetables, up 36 percent year on year.
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