The import and export of the following locally produced commodities by
the people living along both sides of the India-China border as per the prevailing
customary practice are allowed freely :-
1.Goat skins, 2. Sheep skins, 3. Horses, 4.
Sheep, 5. Goats, 6. Wool, 7. Silk, 8. Yak Tails, 9. Yak Hair, 10. China Clay,
11. Borax, 12. Szaibelyita, 13. Butter, 14. Goat cashmere (Pasham), 15. salt.
The above items are exempted
from duty when imported in India from China through border trade vide notification
No. 158/94-Custom dt.29th July, 1994.
1.Agriculture implements, 2. Blankets, 3. Copper
Products, 4. Clothes, 5. Textiles, 6. Cycles, 7. Coffee, 8. Tea, 9. Barley,
10. Rice, 11. Flour, 12. Dry Fruit, 13. Dry and fresh vegetables, 14. Vegetable
Oil, 15. Gur and Misri, 16. Tobacco, 17. Snuff, 18.Cigarettes, 19. Canned
Food, 20. Agro-Chemical, 21. Local Herbs, 22. Dyes, 23. Spices, 24. Watches,
25. Shoes, 26. Kerosene Oil, 27. Stationery, 28. Utensils, 29. Wheat (Ua &
The border trade through
Nathu la includes overland trade and the exchange of commodities by the residents
along the border between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and the state
of Sikkim of India. The people of Sikkim living along the border would be
able to export to China 29 items mentioned above and they would also be able
to import from China 15 items exempted from duty.
This was stated by the Minister of State for
Commerce & Industry, Shri Jairam Ramesh, in a written reply in the Rajya
(Release ID :20154)