Despite the hot weather, about 20 trucks carrying fresh lychee have been cleared daily to ship the fruit to China during the past week.
The early maturing lychees are mainly grown in Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces and are refrigerated in foam boxes to be transported to northern border gates.
The volume of lychee exported to China is expected to increase in the coming days as lychee enters its main season.
Before the lychee season, Lao Cai agencies had plans to raise the clearance capacity at border gates to ensure the freshness of the fruit.
“All shipments of fresh lychee arriving at the border gate are given priority to be cleared before other types of goods,” said the Deputy Director of the Customs Branch at Lao Cai International Border Gate Pham Van Phuc.