Bilateral trade at Tebedu and Entikong ICQS less active since 2014

BIMP-EAGA delegates pose for a group photo with Tebedu ICQS officials during their visit. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, March 15: A delegation from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) was informed that the bilateral trade performance between Malaysia and Indonesia at Tebedu and Entikong borders has been less active, since 2014.

The delegation was also told that business activity was limited to RM600 in spending per family.

Tebedu and Entikong Immigration, Custom, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) officers from the respective custom and immigration departments revealed this when briefing the delegation led by BIMP-EAGA secretariat Suzanna Chew during a working visit to the department yesterday.

According to the news reported by Sarawak Public Communications Units (Ukas), BIMP-EAGA is expected to highlight issues raised during their working visit to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living, (KPDN).

The objective of the visit were to study the bilateral trade performance between Indonesia and Malaysia through Tebedu ICQS and Entikong ICQS.

Also present was Tebedu district officer Joseph Liaw. — DayakDaily