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Comm Min for greater border trade with Myanmar

India's trade with Myanmar reached over $2 billion in 2014, with exports from India accounting for more than half of the trade

Subhayan Chakraborty  |  New Delhi 

To scale up trade with Myanmar, the commerce department is pushing for greater trade through the shared land border between the two countries. Launching a study on the matter by policy think tank RIS, and the department, Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia on Wednesday said greater border trade will positively impact the economy of the North Eastern region, as well as people to people contact. The ministry is keen to tap into the growth story of the South East Asian nation, which, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is expected to witness 8.6 per cent gross domestic product ...

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First Published: Thu, June 16 2016. 00:32 IST
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