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Opening Of Nathu-la Pass

(IANS) The India-TAR border trade through the Nathu-la pass in Sikkim resumedafter a gap of five months, marking the end of winter in the region. The tradebegan in July 2006 when India and China signed a treaty opening the border thathad been closed since 1962. According to Ujjwal Gurung, director of the industryand commerce department of the Sikkim government, the route was to reopen on 01May 2008, but had to be postponed because of massive landslides in Yadong countyin the TAR. The route would remain open till 30 November. The existing tradelist is restricted to just 15 items that can be imported from China and 29 itemsthat can be exported to China from India.


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