Agartala (Tripura), Sept 26 :Nine new items have been added to the list of export items to Bangladesh from Tripura, taking the total number of products to be shipped to the neighbouring country to 30, reports news agency PTI.
In a notification , the director of Industries and Commerce Department, Sandip R Rathore, said the nine approved items, including rice, dry fish and soyabean seeds, will be exported to the neighbouring country through three land custom stations of the state.
The state so far had been exporting 21 commodities to Bangladesh through eight land custom stations.
“While rice, betel leaves and dry fish would be exported through Srimantapur station in Sipahijala and Manughat station in South Tripura, rubber latex, bamboo-based products, broomstick, soyabean seeds, spare parts of CNG-run vehicles and maize would reach the neighbouring country through Agartala-Akhaura International Check Post,” he said.
The report quoted Debashish Nandi, the manager of Agartala-Akhaura ICP, saying that fish and other perishable organic items will go through several rounds of inspections before they are shipped to the neighbouring country.
The state had imports worth Rs 300 crore from Bangladesh in the last financial year, but the value of total exports did not exceed Rs 80 lakh.
In March this year , TCCI had proposed relaxing policy restrictions on a number of items for export to Bangladesh. The list was later amended following a series of discussions with Bangladesh government officials.
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