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Bangladesh-Bhutan-India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement Signed
Jun 17, 2015

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic signed on 15 June in the BBIN Transport Minister’s meeting in Thimpu, Bhutan. 

Key Features

  • This agreement will promote safe, economical efficient and environmentally sound road transport in the sub-region.

  • It will help each country in creating an institutional mechanism for regional integration.

  • BBIN countries will be benefited by mutual cross border movement of passenger and goods for overall economic development of the region. 

  • The people of the four countries will benefit through seamless movement of goods and passenger across borders. 

  • Each Party will bear its own costs arising from implementation of this agreement.

  • The signing of BBIN agreement would promote safe, economical, efficient and environmentally sound road transport in the sub-region and would further help each country in creating an institutional mechanism for regional integration. 

  • BBIN countries would be benefited by mutual cross-border movement of passenger and goods for overall economic development of the region. 

  • Each member state of the BBIN sub-regional grouping would bear its own costs arising from implementation of this agreement which will go a long way in cementing regional cooperation and enhancing trade among member states.

The Indian Government had approved a proposal to sign the SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement during the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu in November 2014. Unfortunately, it could not be signed due to reservations of Pakistan. 

The SAARC declaration at the Kathmandu Summit in November 2014 also encouraged Member States to initiate regional and sub-regional measures to enhance connectivity. Accordingly, it was considered appropriate that a sub-regional Motor Vehicle Agreement among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) may be pursued.

A meeting of Secretaries of Transport of the BBIN countries was organized in February 2015 to discuss and finalize the text of the draft BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement, which is similar to the SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) draft with minor changes.


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