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Indo-Bangla traders’ meeting held in Hili

  • Published at 11:07 pm January 20th, 2019
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Participants from both the countries are in a meeting to address various allegations between Bangladeshi and Indian traders near the border in Hili on Sunday, January 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

During the arbitration meeting, a decision was taken dismiss the two complaints in India and Bangladesh respectively, and resume trading as usual

A meeting to address various allegations between Bangladeshi and Indian traders was held near the border in Hili on Sunday.

Importers, exporters, as well as C&F agents from both the countries participated in the meeting to resolve their issues, which was held near the BGB check post at Hili border gate number 285.

President of the importers group in Hili port Harun ur Rashid, who also led the Bangladeshi delegation, said that the meeting was held to resolve two issues, which was making trade at the land port complicated.

He added that a few Indian exporters had previously complained to the Indian Hili Exporters and Customs Clearing Agent Association against several Bangladeshi exporters. 

As a result, the Indian organization had instructed its importers not to release or forward the goods of those Bangladeshi exporters.

Harun cited this as unethical and against import and export policies, which caused those Bangladeshi exporters to incur huge losses. 

In retaliation, they filed a complaint against the concerned Indian exporters to Bangla Hili Customs C&F Agents Association, where a decision was taken not to supply or forward the goods of those Indian exporters when they reached Bangladesh.

During the arbitration meeting, a decision was taken dismiss the two complaints in India and Bangladesh respectively, and resume trading as usual.

The Indian delegation was led by Bikash Ranjan Mandal, vice president of Indian Hili Exporters and Customs Clearing Agent Association.