March 21, Kathmandu. Rasuwagadhi, a Nepal-China trade gateway closed due to Lhosar, has resumed operations from today. Chief of Rasuwa Customs Office Ram Prasad Regmi told online news that the closed checkpoint has been reopened from today. According to Regmi, seven containers carrying goods of Nepali businessmen are coming to Nepal from Kerung. Chinese officials had informed the Nepali side about the opening of the checkpoint on Thursday evening.
Even though the customs administration was open, the trade at the checkpoint was halted for 23 days after the workers went on leave. Traders importing summer clothes from China were worried after the Chinese did not provide any information about the opening of the checkpoint.
This year, there have been several roadblocks on the Chinese side of the border due to landslides and natural disasters. Even now, only goods are imported through the quota system from both the border crossings between Nepal and China (Rasuwagadhi and Tatopani). Exports through both the ports have come to a standstill due to the Chinese.