Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India-Bangladesh LCS decongestion to help textiles sector
India-Bangladesh LCS decongestion to help textiles sector
26
Dec '13
The Petrapole Land Customs Station (LCS) at India-Bangladesh border will now be made operational 7 days a week from January 1, 2014, which will benefit the textiles sectors of both the countries.
 
“The move will ease off the way for trade between the two countries and it will especially benefit the textiles sectors of both the countries,” India’s Textiles Minister K Sambasiva Rao said in a press release. 
 
Petrapole is the Indian side of Petrapole-Benapole border checkpoint between India and Bangladesh near Bongaon in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Petrapole border is the only land port in south Bengal. It is also the largest land customs station in Asia.
 
The move to make the Petrapole LCS operational on all days of the week came after the Textiles Minister wrote to the Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram about the congestion at Bangladesh border.
 
The Finance Ministry has taken measures to facilitate the trade at Petrapole, including extended working hours for the functioning of Customs at Petrapole, so as to provide more working days to the trade.
 
LCS includes any area in which imported goods or export goods are ordinarily kept before clearance by Customs Authorities, and the movement of trucks carrying export cargo is allowed up to the LCS of the importing country for discharge of cargo.
 
The delay in movement of export cargo at Petrapole is primarily due to infrastructural inadequacies at LCS, and the issues are being taken up with the local district administration.
 
To address these further, the Land Ports Authority of India is building an Integrated Check Post (ICP) incorporating state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities at Petrapole, which is expected to be ready for operation in 2014 which will further reduce congestion and ensure smooth flow of goods being exported from India to Bangladesh.
 
In addition, regular meetings are being held between the jurisdictional Commissioners of Customs of India and Bangladesh as well as meetings with trade official at the border to address issues of concern to the trade.
 
These steps are expected to ease out the traffic congestion to a large extent at the India-Bangladesh border, the statement said.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Silk Mills

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Sutlej Textiles adds American Silk Mills to its portfolio

Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL) has announced the...

Arvind Limited executive directors Punit Lalbhai (left) and Kulin Lalbhai explaining the project to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. Courtesy: Arvind Ltd

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2017

Arvind to set up mega apparel facility in Gujarat

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest textile to retail...

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Global cotton stocks outside of China are expected to rise by nearly...

Interviews View All

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search