Types of freight allowed through Zamiin-Uud - Erlian border checkpoint increasesEconomy
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The types of goods and products being transported through the Zamiin-Uud - Erlian border checkpoint has increased, boosting the country’s exports. More specifically, as a result of the meetings and discussions that took place between the two countries’ governments and local administrative bodies, a decision has recently been made to restore the transportation of coal and grain in open car trains.
Head of the Border Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D.Bold reported that the side of China has agreed to restore the transportation of coal and grain in open car trains through the Zamiin-Uud - Erlian border checkpoint from May 20.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Mongolia’s export of non-mining products to China had been halted for over a year.
As a result of the discussions that took place at all levels in order to resume Mongolia’s export of non-mining products to China, the appropriate conditions have also been created for beginning the transportation of goods and products such as wool, hide, nuts, herbs, and aluminum in containers through the Zamiin-Uud - Erlian autoroad border checkpoint from May 18, 2022.
Prior to the pandemic, the border checkpoint had an average of 14-15 trains carrying export products, and 6-7 trains carrying imported products as well as conducting transit transportation pass through each day.
Due to the detection of the first COVID-19 case in Erlian city of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, PRC, the side of China had made the decision to temporarily halt the entry of all types of freight loaded onto trains by hand, such as coal, copper ore, iron ore, fertilizer, and agricultural products through the Zamiin-Uud - Erlian railroad border checkpoint. Following talks that were held with the neighboring country, the aforementioned decision was lifted on January 27 this year with the exception of bulk cargo in open cars.