Customs payments on freight rise steeply at Boten border crossing

The amount of revenue collected from tariffs/fees paid at the Boten International Customs Checkpoint on the Laos-China border exceeded 661.5 billion kip in 2022, which was 28.33 percent more than the target figure. Head of the Boten International Customs Checkpoint, Mr Vilakone Kettavong, recently attributed the increase in revenue to the growing volume of imported and exported goods crossing the border between Laos and China. Mr Vilakone said the main categories of goods imported last year included gas, engine oil, vehicles and spare parts, construction and electrical equipment, and other items needed to increase the volume of goods exported to third countries. 

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Somsack Pongkhao