KATHMANDU, July 24: The fourth Nepal-Bangladesh secretary-level talk on trade has been scheduled for July 29 in Kathmandu. The meeting would discuss various issues including promotion of bilateral trades.
Secretary at the Ministry of Commerce Lalmani Joshi told RSS that the issues on bilateral trade expansion and facilitations would be discussed during the two-day meeting.
Joshi said, "Discussions will hold to allow some goods without customs tax in the markets of both countries." Attempts would be made to resolve some problems seen in Panitanki-Kakadbhitta and Phulari-Banglabandha routes and intensive discussions on use of Rohanpur-Singhabad route are also in the list for discussion, Joshi added.
So far, Phulari-Banglabandha and Kakadbhitta- Phulari-Banglabandha routes are in use for goods transportation between Nepal and Bangladesh.
Chatgaon-Mongla Port has not been used as yet though the government of Bangladesh provided this port for the international trade.
Pulse, cardamom, wheat and noodles including vegetable seeds are Nepal´s major export item to Bangladesh while Nepal imports industrial raw materials, thread, electrical equipments from Bangladesh. A seven-member team from Bangladesh is arriving here on Saturday for the talks.