Gangtok, May 1(IPR): The 14th episode of Indo-China Border Trade resumed trade and opened today. The event included welcoming of officials and traders of both sides at the Gate. A team of officials headed by Dr. Thomas Chandy, Principal Secretary including senior officers of Commerce and Industries Department and other State Departments as well as Central Agencies were present on the occasion.

The trade takes place from 1st of May to 30th of November each year and is operational for four days a week i.e from Monday to Thursday.

Last year the Value of Trade for Export was Rs. 45.03 crores and for Import was Rs. 3.23 crores and the major items of export and import are as follows:

Export Items:

1. Wheat Flour
2. Dalda
3. Biscuit
4. Utensils
5. Copper Items

Import Items:

1. Readymade Garments
2. Carpet
3. Blanket
4. Shoes
5. China Clay