China agrees to import Nepali tea

women picking tea leaves at a tea garden in Pashupatinagar of eastern Ilam. Photo courtesy: Rastriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu: China has agreed to import tea produced in Nepal.

During the visit of Nepal’s foreign minister to China, China has agreed to open its market to Nepal tea, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

China has said that it will open its market for Nepali tea when businessmen are talking about obstacles in the export of tea to India.

Nepal has been asking China to open their market for Nepali tea products for last 2 years.