A consignment of around 1,500 tons of onion loaded in 60 trucks has started entering Bangladesh from India.
The onion-laden trucks began to enter Bangladesh around 12:30pm on Friday, confirmed Secretary of Indian Hili Exporters and Customs Clearing Agent Association, Sanjit Kumar Majumder.
On September 29, the Indian government banned the export of onion with immediate effect till further order in order to improve the domestic availability of onions, for what they said it was casting an adverse impact on Bangladesh’s domestic market with excessive price.
A revenue officer at Hili Noor Amin said: “The customs station kept operating at the request of business people of the two countries even on the weekend.”
The entry of these onion-laden trucks are operating under the already opened LCs (Letter of Credits), which is set to allow to keep the onion market stable in Bangladesh, he added.