From June to July of this year, Pakistan exported eight shipments of around 35 tonnes of rock salt to China via the Khunjerab land border. “The volume of imports and exports through the Khunjerab Port ranges from 40 to 80 thousand tonnes per year.”
Daily imports average 471.6 tonnes, according to Zhang Xiaobo, China’s Customs Director at Khunjerab Port. He stated that beginning in 2019, China has established a designated border trade zone for businesspeople to settle ever larger trades, and that “the zone is officially in use this year” after a three-year hiatus during the COVID-19.
He stated that beginning in Pakistan exports 8 shipments of rock salt to China via the Khunjerab border, China has established a designated border trade zone for businesspeople to settle ever larger trades, and that “the zone is officially in use this year” after a three-year hiatus during the COVID-19.
“From June to July of this year, we received eight shipments totaling 35 tonnes of Himalayan rock salt,” Zhang stated. Along with rock salt, there are copper and wooden handicrafts, as well as a few carpets.” “Each trader is given a tax-free trade quota worth about $1100 per day,” he explained.
The increasing convenience here is attracting Pakistani exporters who formerly shipped items to China via a considerably longer maritime route.” A trader, Wafa Baig, said it was his first time using the Khunjerab border.
“We brought crude quartz, 27 tonnes, for the first assignment last month.” Our long-term goal is 1,000 tonnes.” When comparing the land and sea routes, he stated, “By sea, it takes a long time, but by road is faster.”
According to reports, a new civilian airport near the border opened this year as officials aim to improve business convenience through better infrastructure.