Zehri for facilitating exporters

ISLAMABAD (February 27, 2011) : Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Mir Israrullah Zehri has directed to facilitate the exporters who are crucially important for the national economy. “Criteria to meet the international standards must be fulfilled in compliance with the international standards”, Zehri said after a briefing on Agriculture and Livestock Products Marketing and Grading Department (ALPMGD) here on Saturday.

“Strict measures must be implemented to ensure export of produces that fulfil the international standards. Teams of experts must be readily available for inspection at exit points so that the exporters do not face any inconvenience. Complications must be avoided and one-window operation of different departments must in place so that the consignments meant for exports are checked at a single point”, said the minister.

The minister was briefed that ALPMGD carries out compulsory grading of Agricultural and Livestock commodities before their export. Its mandate includes Marketing Intelligence and providing advice to the Federal Government in Marketing of Agricultural and Livestock commodities.

Courtesy Associated Press of Pakistan

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