The consignment was shipped from Pabiacherra in North Tripura district, 130 Km from Agartala and sent to Chittagong Trade Link, a Bangladesh-based trading concern.
Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) officer and Agartala-Akhaura ICP manager Debashish Nandi said that the first consignment of 13.5 metric ton Arjun flowers was sent to Bangladesh on Thursday. The consignment was shipped from Pabiacherra in North Tripura district, 130 Km from Agartala and sent to Chittagong Trade Link, a Bangladesh-based trading concern.
“This is the first time a consignment of Arjun flowers was sent to Bangladesh through Agartala-Akhaura ICP. This consignment is worth USD 6000”, Nandi said.
These include raw latex, bamboo-based products, broomstick flowers, soyabean seeds, spare parts of motor-vehicles run by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and maize which can now be exported through Agartala-Akhaura ICP and rice, betel leaves, dry fishes which can be exported through Srimantapur Land Custom Station in Sipahijala district and Manughat Land Custom Station in South Tripura.
Deputy Director of Industries and Commerce Swapan Mitra, who is in charge of foreign trade division, said that the decision to approve new exportable commodities is a welcome move.
Chairperson of Tripura Chamber of Commerce and Industries (TCCI) ML Debnath said export of new commodities from Tripura to Bangladesh is a very glad tiding.
However, he expressed concern at the high customs duty charged on these commodities in Bangladesh and said the increased prices might affect the choice of a customer.