Imports rising thru Rasuwagadhi transit point

Published On: September 25, 2022 11:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

RASUWA, Sept 25: The volume of Chinese goods imported from the Rasuwagadhi transit point along the Nepal-China border has increased this year compared to the previous year. 

Only 14 containers carrying various imported goods used to pass through this transit point in a day following the decline in the COVID-19 pandemic. These days as many as 21 such containers are transiting through this checkpoint on a daily basis, the Rasuwa Customs Office said. Hundreds of containers crossed the border daily to the Chinese towns Kerung and Pangsing to fetch the imported goods.

Nowadays, the Chinese side has started transporting the goods up to Rasuwagadhi. Before this, the movement of people and goods through the 'Nepal-China friendship bridge' was suspended after the outbreak of COVID-19. 

It is said the imported goods are brought up to the transit point by Chinese trailers from the production companies and various transport companies including the Musa Transport are involved in this.   

The import through Rasuwagadhi transit point recently resumed from September 15 after a long hiatus. Most of the imported goods are readymade garments. It is said that one Chinese container is equivalent to two Nepali containers. 

Among the goods imported so far are 119 tipper trucks of readymade clothes, 35 tipper trucks of hydroelectricity equipment and four tipper trucks of walnut. However, apples have not arrived until Saturday.

One hundred fifty-eight big Chinese containers have brought the imported goods up to Rasuwagadhi in an interval of 10 days.


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