Policy instability in Sino-Burmese border trade has destroyed crops and hurt Burmese farmers and traders. China closes border crossings with Kovis
Sino-Burmese border; In the Muse 105-mile trade zone, Burmese farmers and traders have been affected by the Chinese authorities’ various laws that have damaged the market for fruits and other commodities exported by Burma.
China has changed its policy on border entry and truck entry and exit in connection with the Kovis disease. Trucks entering China are allowed to enter China through a single checkpoint. Many Burmese traders and farmers are suffering as Burmese trucks are not allowed to enter and leave.
At present, Chinese authorities have closed the border gates again due to the high incidence of Kovis. As a result, traders say, Burmese fruits are being shipped to China for export.
“China has reopened its border crossings. It is expensive to enter China from Burma, especially in China. Watermelons are often difficult to process. Due to the strict inspection of Chinese customs, fruit trucks are difficult to enter and exit. Many Burmese fruit growers and traders are losing money,” said a Burmese border trader.Khit Thit Media