Traders stop import of fruits from Bhutan |
Prices of orange and apple have shot up by about 20 percent in the last three days following a sudden strike enforced by fruits importers on Saturday.
Retailers blamed scarcity of fruits for the price hike in the local market following the strike by the importers.
Importers stopped import of apple and orange from Bhutan, the major supplier of the items to Bangladesh, in protest against a government decision to slash unloading time at Burimari Land port.
The government, all on a sudden, in the first week of November cut the unloading time in Burimari border by an hour and fixed it at 4pm instead of 5pm, importers told the news agency.