Indo-China border trade officially stops after closure of Nathula Pass

The trade for the next trading season will resume from May 1 next year.

The Dollar Business Bureau

The border trade between China and India through the Nathula Pass has been stopped officially with the closing of the Nathula Pass which was acting as a facilitator of exchange of goods between the countries.

The information has been sourced from a Sikkim government press release which highlighted November 30 as the official date of closure of the pass.

The event was marked by a formal closing function that was held at the Nathula Pass. The ceremony was attended by officials from the Department of Commerce and Industries and Central agencies such as Indian Customs, ITBP and Immigration and stake-holders.

The border trade will be open in the next trading season starting May 1, 2017.

Nathula is a mountain pass located in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Dec 08, 2016 12:00 IST