More than 210 tons of fish products exported into Bangladesh via Sittway

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Workers process fishes to export at Thilawa SEZ in Yangon. Photo: Phoe Khwar

More than 210 tons of fisheries products with an estimated value of US$0.20 million was exported to Bangladesh during the week of 9th-15th December through the Sittway border gate, according to the news recently released by the Commerce Ministry. This figure shows an increase of 117 tons against the previous week. In addition to freshwater fish, tamarind, dried plum, ginger, preserved plum jam, cereal and vermicelli are exported. Myanmar’s border trade with Bangladesh flows in and out of Sittway and Maungtaw checkpoints. Trade values were $7.74 million at Sittway and $7.6 million at Maungtaw gates. Both land points of entry showed an increase in trade compared to similar period of last FY.

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