Nepal exports through Rasuwagadhi border after 35 monthsEight Nepali containers carrying bamboo stools, handicrafts and ornamental items made up of copper left for China on Tuesday.
Eight containers were exported to China through the Rasuwagadhi border crossing on Tuesday. Export from Nepal had been stalled for about 35 months citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Narayan Prasad Bhandari, Chief Customs Officer of Rasuwa Customs Office, informed that the export of goods, which was stalled due to the pandemic, has resumed from Tuesday.
According to Bhandari, goods worth around Rs 5 million were exported.
“Exports that had stalled due to the Covid pandemic have opened from today,” Bhandari said. “Bamboo stools, handicrafts and copper ornamental items were exported to China.”
The export of goods and the movement of people through Rasuwagadhi crossing was closed from January 29, 2020. However, a limited import was allowed and about 14 Chinese containers are imported from the border daily.
Rasuwagadhi is the oldest trading border between Nepal and China. Ready-made clothes, apples, shoes, bags, motor batteries, plastic goods, among others are imported from China through the border. Similarly, pashmina, carpets, bamboo stools, broom grass, refined flour, vegetable ghee, noodles, pasta, biscuits, juice, jam, beaten rice, lapsi candy, chocolate, sugar and chewing gum among others are exported to China.