Nepal and Bangladesh signed a Trade and Payments Agreement and a Transit Agreement in 1976. Only six places have been approved for the movement of traffic-in-transit through the ports and other territory by all means of transport. Most popular cost effective and route we have identified which described below n:

India has allowed use of the road connection from its Phulbari border point with Bangladesh. The Kakarvita (Nepal Border)-Panitanki (India Border with Nepal)-Phulbari (India Border with Bangladesh) route provides a shortest access of only 44 km to Banglabandh border for Nepal’s trade with and through Bangladesh. As the short route was very congested, a new route of about 55-km passing through Bagdogra and Ghose Pukur by-pass is made open for truck transportation all days of the week.

The Phulbari-Banglabandh route was allowed only for one border crossing point of Kakarvita- Panitanki road with the application of different operational modalities as follows:

Transit permitted on all days

Convoys of not more than 25 trucks

Pilfer proof containers/trucks which can be securely sealed,

Maximum of four convoys each way per day

Only Nepal registered vehicles permitted

Cargo transportation only during broad day light with security escorts

Gross vehicle weight of trucks not to exceed 16.2 tons for conventional vehicles and 19 tons for three or multi-axle vehicles drivers/assistants/cleaners travelling with the truck to hold identity cards issued by Nepal government

Goods not subject to usual customs examination and other checks as long as the seals are not tampered with or unless there are valid reasons

transit not permitted (negative list) to fire arms and ammunition, hazardous cargo, gold and silver bullion, goods prohibited for the protection of human, animal and plant life, antiques and similar other objects, and narcotics and psychotropic substances.

NTWCL (Nepal Transit & Warehousing Company Ltd) is officially appointed as CA (CUSTOMS AGENT) to clear import/export cargo at Kakarvita and Phulbari to work on behalf of all importers and exporters