TRADE RESUMES WITH CHINA
Maritime Gateway|May 2020
While India has allowed uninterrupted movement of imports into Nepal even during lockdown, China is reopening its borders as it emerges from the pandemic

After being shut for over two months, the Tatopani Customs Office along Nepal-China border resumed operations in April with the import of first lot of healthcare materials from China. A consignment of 7,500 units of N-95 masks and 500 bottles of sanitizer arrived through the customs point into Nepal. Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi are the main land routes for trade with China. Nepal closed both the border points on January 29, following the outbreak of coronavirus in China. Navaraj Dhakal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Supplies informed that Rasuwagadhi route will also be opened soon after finalizing the modality of procedures of Customs clearance, quarantine and preventive measures.

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