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29 items to be exported from India through Nathu La

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Jul 6 (UNI) Twenty nine items will be exported to China through Nathu La, a part of the ancient silk route, after it was reopened today.

An official release here today, 15 items from China and 29 items from India has been included in the list as per the bilateral trade agreement. Agricultural implements, blankets, clothes, cycles, tea, rice, fruits, dry and fresh vegetables would be exported to China, among other things.

Fifteen items, which would be imported from China, are goat skin, wool,raw silk, yak tail and hair, China clay, Borax, butter, common salt and sheep.

It said the border trade market would remain open from June 1 to September 30 every year. Seasonal trade passes would also be issued to residents of eastern Sikkim.

Sikkim Industry department sources said that a permit fee of Rs 50 each would be levied for every vehicle entering from Sikkim side upto the trademart point at Renqingang.

Similarly, a fee of five Yuans would be levied for every vehicle crossing over to the Chinese side upto the trademart point.

The Indian Tibetan border police would secure the 'control from Nathula to Sherathang, the trademart on Indian, seven km away from the border.'' The Chinese traders would not be allowed beyond Sherathang just as Indian traders would not be allowed beyond Rinchengan.


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