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09:54 PM, July 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:03 PM, July 05, 2020

Trade through Benapole resumes

The import-export trade between Bangladesh and India resumed through Benapole land port this evening.

After a meeting of the customs, ports and trade associations of both Bangladesh and India in the afternoon, the trade between the neighbouring countries started with entry of five Indian trucks loaded with goods at 7:00pm, reports our Benapole correspondent.

Entry of imported goods from India into Bangladesh was blocked since last Wednesday in protest of not allowing Bangladeshi goods to enter India.

Mofizur Rahman Sajon, president of the Benapole C&F Agents Association, said the Indian West Bengal government had not allowed Bangladeshi goods to enter India for the past three months on the pretext of coronavirus pandemic.

However, 300 trucks with Indian goods have entered Bangladesh through Benapole port every day since June 7. However, the Indian goods import trade was closed since Wednesday.

Belal Hossain Chowdhury, commissioner of Benapole Customs House, said that the import-export trade between the two countries has started in full swing since the afternoon as India agreed to accept Bangladeshi goods.

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