India-Bangladesh trade via Bengal border resumes

KOLKATA: The trade impasse between India and Bangladesh through the Petrapole-Benapole border came to an end on Sunday afternoon when five trucks from each side crossed over to the other side, reports Debasish Konar. Indian exports to Bangladesh via Benapole had come to a standstill from July 2 after Bangladeshi traders demanded import permits from India.
Petrapole Land Port Authority manager Suvajit Mandal said around 4.30pm on Sunday, five trucks carrying readymade garments reached Petrapole in Bengal and three trucks of fish and two of onions went to Benapole in Bangladesh. “The administration fixed our operations time from 6am to 6pm, when we can allow export of 300 trucks and import of 150 trucks,” he added.
Petrapole-Benapole border trade was initially halted following lockdown in March. Export of Indian goods resumed from June 7 but from July 1, Bangladeshi traders began protesting against “one-wRead More – Source

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