Gangtok (Nathula) , 01 May : Indo China Trade from Nathula Pass for the year 2018 resumes. The Indo-China Border Trade entered into its 12th edition and as per schedule, the Indo-China Border Trade through Nathula resumed its trade from May 1st 2018 for the year 2018.
However due to bad weather the trading is expected to run from next week as told by traders.
The trade was restarted in the year 2006 which was closed after the 1962 Indo China war.
Today Sikkim side official Secretary of Commerce and Industry Dept Sh SK Pradhan interacted withbcounter part TAR official.
Below IPR Govt of Sikkim Press Release on 12th Edition of Indo-China Trade 2018 Resume
The 12th edition of the bilateral border trade between India and China from Nathula Border resumed today for the scheduled period of 1st May 2018 to 30th November, 2018 at Nathula Border. The opening function was organized at Nathula to mark the resumption of trade and was attended by officials from Commerce and Industries Department, Government of Sikkim, Customs, ITBP, Immigration and Traders.
On behalf of the Government of Sikkim, Secretary, Commerce and Industries Department, Shri S.K. Pradhan formally declared the trade to be opened for this season of the year 2018, in the presence of Joint Secretary Shri N. Jaswant, officials and traders from both the sides. The trading days are from Monday to Thursday and the trade will continue till 30th November, 2018.
Despite inclement weather in the last few days, the trade opening day was blessed with sunny weather and officers and traders of both the sides reached the Nathula for the resumption of trade for the year 2018
Officials and traders from India and China wished each other a prosperous trade and assured to extend the best possible help to each other for a smooth and peaceful trade