Key Features of Trade

The definitive features of this trade, as decided by both governments, include:

  1. The nature of the trade is ‘barter’
  1. Trade is allowed through Uri-Muzaffarabad and the Poonch-Rawalakot routes on an agreed list of 21 items
  1. The trade is carried out according to a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) signed between New Delhi and Islamabad
  1. The trade takes place 4-day a week on Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The trucks must have J&K or AJK registration number and should not weigh more than 9 tonnes
  1. Due to the non-acceptance of LoC as an international border between India and Pakistan, the exports and imports are called ‘traded out’ and ‘traded-in’ goods, respectively