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Hili traders not interested to import Indian onion through waterways

| Updated: October 19, 2020 17:30:36


Hili traders not interested to import Indian onion through waterways

Onion traders at Hili land port in Dinajpur have said they are not interested in importing Indian onion through waterways as they are not familiar with the routes and it can pose risks.

Hili land port Import-Export Group President Harun ur Rashid said India has stopped onion export for more than a month and recently they resumed the export on Oct 9 with several conditions, reports UNB.

These conditions, including exporting onions through waterways, have proven to be very unpleasant among the traders, he said.

 “India has put a condition to import onion through the Chennai Sea port which spoiled the interest of local traders," he added.

On September 14, without any prior warning, India halted onion export to Bangladesh triggering huge instability in the domestic market. 

Currently, Indian onions are almost absent in the local market.

India showed interest in exporting onion when Bangladesh has already started importing from Myanmar, Pakistan and China, local traders said. 

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