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Japan approves Pakistan’s mango facility for exports: Abdul Razzak Dawood

Pakistan and Japan are strengthening their ties as Japan has recently approved a mango export facility from Pakistan who is the third-largest mango exporter in the world.

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Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razzak Dawood, said that Japan has approved a mango export facility from Pakistan.

In a tweet on Friday, he said, “I am glad to share that after Australia, now Japan has also allowed one mango export facility of Pakistan, Roomi Foods Vapour heat treatment plant, has been approved by Japanese Authorities for export of Mangoes from Pakistan.”

“This is the only facility equipped to process mangoes as per Japanese government quarantine requirements. I congratulate them for this and commend the facilitation provided by Department of Plant Protection of Pakistan and Trade Counsel Tokyo Japan,” advisor Abdul Razzak concluded.

Pakistan is already eyeing to achieve an exponential rise of mango exports to China this year.

Read more: Mango diplomacy: UK Prince Charles lauds Pakistani mangoes as ‘very tasty’

On March 30, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Pakistan Consulate General in Shanghai, and China`s Hongqiao Import Commodity Exhibition and Trading Center jointly organized an online seminar.

Taking the opportunity of China International Import Expo 2021, Pakistani mangoes are expected to enter the Chinese market on a large scale this summer. Last year, Pakistan held a mango tasting event in Shanghai and the feedback from the Chinese consumers was very positive.

Pakistan is the third-largest mango exporter in the world, and mango is known as the “King of Fruits” in Pakistan and is also the country’s main export fruit. In 2018, Pakistan’s mango production reached 1.9 million tons, ranking sixth in the world.

Read more: Pakistani mangoes to enter Chinese market on large scale this summer

Also last year, Japan had shown interest in importing mangoes, rice, fish, and textile products from Pakistan and requested that arrangements be made at ports that could facilitate agri-product exports.

A Pakistani newspaper had reported that the envoy voiced hope that with regional peace and stability, regional trade would flourish, offering better opportunities to Pakistan.

He stated this in a meeting with the Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, which was held to discuss the strengthening of bilateral trade ties.

 

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