Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Jk-JCCI) on Tuesday has expressed dismay and grave concern over the arbitrary ban imposed by the government on barter of four items viz, Pistachio, Apple, Charmagaz and Anardana of the 21 agreed tradable items.
The Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Javid Ahmad Tenga said that (JK-JCCI) has been advocating for adding more tradable fast selling items to the existing 21 items list to make the LOC trade broad-based and meaningful but the government is instead banning the items already allowed under the system, which tends to drive the LOC traders to wall and forcing them to stop the trade. Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JK-JCCI) support the demand of LOC traders for revocation of the ban and removal of the trade facilitation officer immediately.
The President also discussed the LOC trade-related issues with the Joint Secretary Home, GOI, Gyanesh Kumar in a meeting held with him on February 26, 2018, at Delhi.
In charge LOC trade and has sought a broad-based meeting with him to be held at Srinagar by the JK-JCCI Executive Committee to appreciate and sort out the issues impeding the smooth conduct of LOC trade faster.
The Joint Secretary has assured to address the issue in a positive manner. The President has requested the LOC traders to not to go for any further strike for some time after the assurance of the officer concerned to do the necessary.