Import/Export

INDO-MYANMAR TRADE AT ZOKHAWTHAR

From time immemorial, the people of the two countries intermingled with each other as they are ethnically and culturally similar, and the friendship of the two countries was even more strengthened by the signing of the Treaty of Friendship in 1951. Mizoram has 404 Km long international border with Myanmar, and traditional trade has been carried on in the border. The Government of India and that of Myanmar signed an agreement called “The Border Trade Agreement, 1994” for formal establishment of Border Trade. As a result, Land Custom Station at Zokhawthar, near the bridge of the Tiau River came into existence to facilitate trade with Rih in Myanmar. With a view to promoting Indo-Myanmar Trade, the Director General of Foreign Trade, permitted export/import of the following locally produced commodities :-

1) Mustard/Rape seed
2) Pulses & beans
3) Fresh Vegetables
4) Fruit
5) Garlics
6) Onion
7) Chillies
8) Spices (excluding Nut Meg, mace, cassia &cloves)
9) Minor Forest products excluding teak.
10) Bamboo
11) Betel Nuts and leaves
12) Food items for local consumption.
13) Tobacco
14) Tomato
15) Reed Broom
16) Sesame
17) Resin
18) Coriander Seeds
19) Soyabean
20) Roasted Sunflower Seeds
21) Katha
22) Ginger
23) Agarbatti
24) Bicycle & Spare parts
25) Blades
26) Bulbs
27) Cosmetics
28) Cotton fabrics
29) Fertilizers
30) Imitation jewelry
31) Insecticides
32) Leather Footwear
33) Life saving Drugs
34) Menthol
35) Mosquito Coil
36) Paints & Varnishes
37) Spices
38) Stainless Steel utensils
39) Sugar & Salt
40) X-ray paper & photo paper
41) Agricultural machinery/equipment/tools.
42) Bicycles
43) Bleaching powder
44) Coal
45) Edible Oil
46) Electrical & Electric Appliances.
47) Fabricated steel product
48) Garments/Readymade/cloths
49) Handloom & Handicrafts items
50) Hardware/Minor Construction Materials & Electrical fittings
51) Lime
52) Medicines
53) Milk Powder,tea,edible oil,beverages
54) Motor Cycles & Motor Cycle spare parts
55) Other items viz.Electronic,musical
56) Plastics items- Water tank, Buckets,Chair, Instruments,stationery item, torch light plastics pipes & briefcase.
57) Rice, Wheat, Maize,Millets & Oats
58) Scented tobacco
59) Semi precious Stone
60) Sewing Machines
61) Textile Fabrics
62) Three Wheelers/Cars below 100cc

Mizoram recorded over $1 mn worth of exports in 2017-18, registering more than 30x growth over the previous year.