Two member delegation from Indonesia Agricultural Quarantine Agency visiting Pakistan

Karachi, November 19, 2015 (PPI-OT): Trade Development Authority of Pakistan is organizing visit of two member delegation from Indonesia Agricultural Quarantine Agency, Jakarta (IAQA), Indonesia from 16-20th November 2015. The objective of their visit is Re-Cognition status of Sargodha, Punjab Province as Pest (Mediterranean Fruit Fly) free citrus producing area for Kinnow (Citrus) in Pakistan and Registration of food safety laboratories in Pakistan.

During their stay at Pakistan, the delegation inspected 3 laboratories in Karachi on 17th November and today left for Lahore where they will inspect 3 more laboratories and then will visit Bhalwal and Sargodha to personally check the field. Indonesia is one of the potential markets for Pakistani Kinnow.

After signing of Pakistan-Indonesia Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), there is a huge potential of increase of exports of Pakistani Kinnow to Indonesia as Indonesian Government granted full concession of duty on exports of Kinnow from Pakistan. If Indonesian expert will approve Pakistani laboratories then consignment of Pakistani Exporters will be inspected in Pakistan and will increase the export of Kinnow to Indonesia.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Farooque Memon
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P. O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526