Border trade comes to halt following rifts

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Aizawl, Dec 10 (UNI) The Mizoram-Myanmar border trade has come to a halt following rift between Zokhawthar Welfare Association (ZWA) and Champhai Transport Union (CTU) on equal benefits.

Official sources said here today, that several trucks carrying commercial goods were stranded on both sides of the border.

According to the agreement between Mizoram and Myanmar, about 22 agricultural items were allowed to trade but several other unlisted items were also taken across the border.

While CTU had the monopoly of transporting goods between Zokhawthar in Myanmar and Champhai in Mizoram, a newly formed ZWA had demanded control of trades within their jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, the district commissioner and 'Young Mizo Association' of the area were trying to solve the crisis.

Champhai District Commissioner T V Fambawl had issued an order prohibiting movements of goods across the border to avoid any untoward incidents.


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