Besides the Land Customs Station and in order to improve the livelihood of the people living in the areas bordering Bangladesh , the Government of India and the People Republic of Bangladesh has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for setting up and operationalisation of Border Haats in Meghalaya.
There are two functional Border Haats
- Kalaichar, West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya, India-Baliamari, Kurigram District, Bangladesh
- Balat, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya, India-Lauwaghar,Dalora,Sunamgang District, Bangladesh
There are four new Border Haats which are under implementation:-
- Bholaganj (East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya) – Bholaganj (Companiganj, Sylhet)
- Nalikata (South West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya) – Saydabad (Tahirpur, Sunamganj)
- Shibbari (South Garo Hills, Meghalaya) – Bhulyapara
- Ryngku (East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya) – Bagan Bari (Duara Bazar, Sunamganj).
The Following commodities are traded in the Border Haats:
- Vegetables, food items,fruits,spices
- Minor Forest produce eg bamboo, bamboo grass and broom sticks, excluding timber
- Produts of Cottage Industries like Gamcha, Lungi etc
- Small Agriculture household implements eg dao, plough, axe, spade, chisel etc
- Garments, melamine products, processed food items, fruit juice, toiletries, cosmetics, plastic products, aluminium products, cookeries