GANGTOK, May 1 - The 14th edition of the annual Sino-Indian border trade opened at Nathu La in Sikkim today. A function was held to mark the occasion.
Officials and traders of both the countries were present to mark the commencement of the border trade, the Information and Public Relations department (IPR) of Sikkim said in a release.
Principal Secretary of Commerce and Industries, Dr Thomas Chandy, along with officers of various Central agencies, were present on the occasion.
Bilateral border trade between the two countries is organised four days a week for six months, between May 1 and November 30, every year. It was resumed in 2006 after a gap of 44 years.
Last year, the export of goods from India stood at Rs 45.03 crore, while items worth Rs 3.23 crore were imported from the TAR, it added. � PTI