Recently, Vizag port has been declared 2nd gateway port of Nepal.
Visakhapatnam: A seven-member high level delegation from Nepal government had meeting with chief commissioner of customs, Visakhapatnam and discussed the modalities of clearance of import and export of cargo meant for Nepal through the Port of Visakhapatnam.
Recently, Vizag port has been declared 2nd gateway port of Nepal. The delegation is on a two-day visit to Vizag. The delegation led by chief secretary of Nepal, Dr. Somal Subedi, met the chief commissioner of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Ms R. Shakuntala and discussed the modalities of clearance of import and export of cargo meant for Nepal through the port of Visakhapatnam.
Based on the understanding reached between the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal as reflected in the Joint Press Statement issued at the end of the official visit of Prime Minister of Nepal to India in August 2009 and subsequent meeting of Inter Governmental Committee in Kathmandu on January 27, 2010 the Government of India has agreed to provide additional transit facilities through the port of Visakhapatnam for movement of containerized cargo.
Currently, the goods imported and exported by Nepal are cleared through Kolkata Port under ‘Treaty of Transit between India and Nepal’.
During the meeting with the principal commissioner of customs, C. Rajendiran, additional commissioner of customs, Sudhakar Mishra, VPT chairman, M.T. Krishna Babu, deputy chairman, P.L. Haranath, and other senior officers of customs were also present.
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