KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Export of Nepali products to India and the third countries via the Birgunj customs point has increased significantly in the recent six months of the current fiscal year 2021/22.
The export went up by 186 percent during the period as compared to the first six months of the fiscal year 2020/21.
Nepali goods worth over Rs 19.53 billion were exported from mid-July 2020 to mid-January 2021 via the Birgunj checkpoint while Nepali products worth over Rs 55.83 billion were exported during the same period of the current fiscal year. It was Rs 36.29 billion more than the previous year (185.76 percent).
Goods exported to India and the third countries via the Birgunj checkpoint are refined soybean oil, refined palm oil, fruits juice, refined sunflower oil, among others, said Information Officer of Birgunj Customs Office, Sumit Gupta.
With the increase in export of Nepali goods to India and third countries via the Birgunj checkpoint, there is a positive impact in revenue collection at Birgunj Customs Office, he shared. The office collected 44 percent more revenue in this period as compared to the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.
The customs office collected Rs 105.09 billion during the first six months of the current fiscal year against Rs 73.55 billion in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.