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Pakistan fails to introduce Kinnow in high-end markets

April 10, 2014- Recorder IQBAL MIRZA Pakistan has failed to introduce Kinnow in high-end markets due to non existence of export policy for horticulture sector. Senior member Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ahmad Jawad told Business Recorder that Pakistan's trade offices abroad must help through trade diplomacy by co-ordinating well with the importers for kinnow shipments during the entire season so that trade volume could increase. "I was surprised on the recent figures…

Kinnow export to surpass target despite challenges

March 29, 2014 IQBAL MIRZA Despite a complete ban by Iran on the import of Pakistani Kinnow and impact of temporary ban imposed by Russia on the import of fruits/vegetables from Pakistan last year, the country would surpass the 300,000 metric tons (MT) Kinnow export target. Since the season is still on, a further export of 15,000 MT to 20,000 MT is expected by the end of April, spokesman and former chairman, All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association,…

Russia to lift ban on kinnow import from Dec 9

By Tanveer Sher KARACHI: In a move aimed at giving green signal for export of kinnow to Russia during December to April of fiscal year 2013-14 from Pakistan, the Russian government will lift the three months ban from December 9, which will allow Pakistani exporters to accomplish a record export target of around 300,000 tonnes. Exports to Russia stand at 80,000 tonnes worth $56 million. A tonne costs Russia $700 per tonne. It may be recalled here that continuation of the export ban…

Iranian ban on Pakistani kinnow may inflict $40 million loss: PFVA

December 01, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA The ban imposed by Iran on the import of Pakistani Kinnow two years back, if not lifted immediately, may inflict a loss of $40 million in terms of revenue, according to All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) spokesman, Waheed Ahmed. Prior to the closure of Iranian market, Pakistan used to export 70 to 80 thousand tons of Kinnow to that country every year. About the ban imposed by Russia on the import of…

Kinnow: Pakistan may lose Russian market

November 29, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA Pakistan may lose one of its most profitable Kinnow markets, Russian market, and suffer heavily in case Russian government does not rescind its decision by December 1, banning import of fruits and vegetables from Pakistan. The ban was imposed by Russian government a few months back as the quality of fruits and vegetables did not meet the laid down sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) conditions. According to fruit and vegetable exporters, Pakistan's…

Pakistan Government urged to sign FTA with Thailand: Kinnow

August 20, 2013 The Pakistan government may initiate a dialogue of FTA with Thailand during a visit from the Thai Premier. Talking here on Monday, Ahmed Jawad from Harvest Trading, said being member of ASEAN, Thailand offers a 500 million consumer market to Pakistan as ASEAN by 2015 would be a common market on the pattern of the European market. He divulged that in ASEAN, the share of Thailand is 25 per cent of its total trade. The annual bilateral trade between Thailand and Pakistan…

Exploration of new markets pushes Pakistan’s export: Agriculture

* APFVEA chairman says export volume of fruits and vegetables stood at $625m in a year By Tanveer Sher KARACHI: Agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan's economy. Exploration of new markets for fruits and vegetables of the country has elicited positive results, which is evident from the fact that the country’s exports have made a substantial jump of 16 percent during the last one year. According to All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (APFVEA) Chairman Waheed…

Kinnow export target met

March 30, 2013 Pakistan, after losing the target of Kinnow exports for the last three years, has met the target this year with export of over 0.2 million tones of the fruit. "During the past four months, the country has exported 221,000 tones of the citrus fruit worth $132.7 million, while further export of around 10,000 to 15,000 tones is expected in the remaining 20 days of this season making the final export figure to around 230,000 tones this year," said Waheed Ahmed Chairman All…

1,500 tons of kinnow exported from Multan

March 20, 2013 As much as 1,500 tons of kinnow left Multan for various destinations this week. Fruit exporter, Azam Sabri said that it was the first time such a big quantity of kinnow was exported to Dubai, Singapore, UAE, Russia and Bangladesh after passing through the city for treatment, including washing. He said he had hopes for rising demand in Europe, as this was a high value market. At the same time, he lamented the loss of the Iranian market as a result of sanctions. Source:…

Seedless variety: Kinnow exports likely to increase to $1 billion

March 10, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA With the introduction of seedless variety, Pakistan's kinnow exports are expected to grow to $1 billion extra. Currently, world citrus market is around $2.135 billion, in which, Pakistan's share has remained around 2.5 per cent, according to a statement issued by the Chief Executive Officer Harvest Tradings, Ahmad Jawad. He said the country is losing kinnow market in European Union due to excessive seeds, as buyers seek seed-free fruit for easy eating but…

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