Sikkim businessmen keen to increase trade with China

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Gangtok, Nov 11 (ANI): Businessmen here have demanded inclusion of new items in the trading list at Nathula Trade Point in Sikkim for a more viable and sustainable trade.

The traders have urged the governments of India and China for urgent revision of the trading list.

"The items which are there in the list do not have good sale value. We want to request the government to increase the number of items. It would help our trade more," said Nima Bhutia, a trader.

K. K. Kafley, Director of Commerce and Industries Department, Sikkim government said that there are traders from across the border who have also enlisted themselves.

"Many of the residents of Chinese jurisdiction also, they have enlisted themselves as traders and they also come to India for trade purposes," said Kafley.

The border trade is restricted to the traders of Sikkim and Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) only and the goods list for trade were restricted to 29 items from India and 15 items from China. (ANI)

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