News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

March 2023

Bangladesh and Bhutan Sign Agreement on the Movement of Traffic-in-Transit and Protocol

The Governments of Bangladesh and Bhutan signed the "Agreement on the Movement of Traffic-in-Transit and Protocol" on 22 March 2023 in Thimphu, Bhutan. This will open multimodal transit facilities to landlocked Bhutan, providing them access to Mongla, Payra, and Chattogram ports of Bangladesh for the movement of their imported and export-oriented goods.

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Tags: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Transit, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Ports

July 2022

Business Conclave Emphasizes Siliguri’s Potential as Subregion’s Logistics Hub

The potential of the Siliguri corridor and its surroundings to be developed as a logistics hub for India’s northeastern region, and Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal, was emphasized by the CII at Logi Connect 2022. Developing Siliguri as a logistic hub would facilitate movement of goods to other states of India and its neighboring countries.

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Tags: Logistics, Act East Policy, Trade Facilitation, Transport, Transit, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal

March 2021

India, SpiceJet Multimodal Transport Project Carries Cargo from Dhaka to Spain

A multimodal transport project initiative of the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Government of India, the Airports Authority of India Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited, and SpiceXpress, the air cargo division of SpiceJet, transported 48 tonnes of cargo from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Spain.

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Tags: India, Bangladesh, Trade Facilitation, Transit

May 2018

Bangladesh-Nepal Commerce Secretary Meeting Agrees on Measures to Boost Trade, Transit, and Economic Cooperation

The fourth Bangladesh-Nepal Commerce Secretary Meeting on Trade, Transit, and Economic Cooperation focused on enhancing bilateral trade and narrowing the trade imbalance between the two nations. The delegations agreed to prioritize reviewing the operational modality for transit cargo, committed concluding the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, and agreed to review non-tariff barriers hindering growth of Nepal's key export products to Bangladesh.

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Tags: Bangladesh, Nepal, Trade, Transit, Economic cooperation

May 2018

Nepal Eminent Persons' Group Seeks to Further Boost Vizag Port Trade Efficiency

A delegation of Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) members from Nepal visited the Visakhapatnam (Vizag) port on 24 May 2018. The team met with Mr. Movva Tirumala Krishna Babu, Chairman, Vizag Port Trust. The Meeting recommended measures to boost efficiency of cargo shipment from Vizag port to Nepal.

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Tags: Nepal, India, Ports, Trade, Transit, Hydropower, Cooperation

April 2018

India, Nepal Review Trade and Transit Treaties

The Governments of India and Nepal held an India-Nepal Inter-Governmental Committee Meeting on Trade, Transit, and Cooperation to Control Unauthorised Trade, led by Commerce Secretaries of the two Governments. They discussed bilateral trade, transit, and economic relations, and agreed to conclude measures to further improve bilateral trade and investment ties.

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Tags: India, Nepal, Trade Facilitation, Transport, Transit, Inland waterways, Standards Harmonization