A consignment of around 1,600 metric tonnes of onion loaded in 70 trucks under LCs opened before the existing ban started entering Bangladesh on Friday.
The onion-laden trucks started entering Bangladesh around 12:30pm.
On September 29, the Indian government banned the export of onion with immediate effect till further orders for what it says improving domestic availability casting an adverse impact on Bangladesh’s domestic market with excessive price.
Traders said many LCs were completed earlier the Indian government had imposed ban on exporting onion. The onion was stuck in India after the export ban was announced.
Hili (Dinajpur)/Moslem Uddin/AKA