The non trade barriers, as pointed out by Bangladesh Commerce Ministry, and cited by the Daily Star include: 2 ? Laboratory tests in Bangladesh, especially for food products, cosmetics, and leather and textiles products. ? Packaging requirements ? Inadequate infrastructure facilities such as warehousing, transshipment yard, parking yard and ? Connecting roads at land customs stations also hinder exports from Bangladesh; the land border trade is subject to very serious administrative constraints in Bangladesh.
The most important of the Customs posts with comprehensive Customs clearance powers is at Benapole, which borders Petrapole on the Indian side and which is on main roads linking Kolkata with Jessore and Dhaka. As per the report by Bangladesh Commerce Ministry, trade barriers include:3 Sajjadur Rahman, “Analysts urge India to erase trade barriers to Bangladesh”