Trade and Commerce

»   Official TRadewith Bangladesh increased from a merger Rs.4.12 Crores during 1995-96 to Rs.383.72 Crores during 2015-16.

»   8 designated Land Customs Stations along the Bangladesh Border.

»   LCS at Agartala Upgraded to Integrated Checkpost ( ICP), second in the country after Atari in Punjab.

»   LCS at Simanatapur upgraded to Integrated Development Complex

»   Two Border Haats at Srinagar in South Tripura and Kamalasagar in Sipahijala District.

The State's location and socio-economic bonds with Bangladesh position Tripura as the potential hub for trade with and through Bangladesh for the entire North-East India.

The connectivity to major locations in Bangladesh through existing networks is convenient due to its proximity; this can further be enhanced and upgraded with ease, as the State's border with Bangladesh is almost entirely in the plain areas.

For Bangladesh, trade with Tripura, in particular, shows a positive Balance of Trade. This makes it more attractive and logical edge for promoting further links with a market in geographical proximity and more importantly with opportunity for Bangladesh to be competitive.

Infrastructures at other LCS are being upgraded. Efforts are on to set up another two Border Haats at Kamalpur in Dhalai District and Pal Basti (Ragna) in North Tripura district.

The enabling infrastructure, improved connectivity, policy measures for simplified bi-lateral trade, etc. have paved the way for investment opportunities for export-oriented units.

Major items of import are cement and other construction materials, fish, dry fish, food products etc. Major items of export are spices, paper products, fresh fruits etc.