Myanmar pockets over 150 mln yuan from bilateral trade with China in Jan-Feb

In 2023, Myanmar-China bilateral trade reached more than 150 million yuan in two months, according to the Chinese Embassy to Myanmar.
The trade volume of Nongtong, which is a China-Myanmar border trade post, has hit 150 million yuan. It is mentioned in the statement that the Nongtong border had 80,000 tonnes of trade volume in last February.
Since the better preparedness of epidemic policies in China, a cross-border transport system which allows direct entry and exit of vehicles, has been practised at the Nongtong border. The system give access to inspect 200 incoming and outgoing vehicles and 2,600 tonnes of goods passing through the border daily.
Mang Wein, Nantaw, Sinphyu and Panseng land borders which have been closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic were reopened on 8 January and the permission to cross the border was re-authorized. In addition, China-Myanmar border trade has been better than before after the cancellation of the driver-substitution system in China, according to border merchants.
In addition to this, the Chinese side cancelled the driver-substitution system, and since then, China-Myanmar border trade has been better than before, according to border merchants. — TWA/CT

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