ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Commerce recommended the Ministry of Commerce to impose regulatory duty of 35% on the import of apples from Iran, in a bid to protect the farmers of Balochistan. The committee made its recommendation following a request by the farmers, who pleaded the government to impose the duty. The issue was referred by the Senate to the concerned committee which was later raised in the house by Balochistan Senator Mir Kabir Ahmed Shahi. Committee chairman […]
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QUETTA: The Balochistan government is taking steps to exploit the existing potential in every sector of the province in an attempt to increase revenue and improve the economic condition of the area. The Provincial Planning and Development department has said that the present government has launched a number of projects in horticulture, livestock and tourism sectors aimed at improving their production and quality. “The province is famous for its high quality apples, of which a major chunk goes to waste […]
BUENOS AIRES: “There is no specific date yet for the lifting of restrictions on the import of apples and pears.” This was the response given by the Brazilian auditors to Argentinian phytosanitary authorities after their meeting last Friday at the headquarters of SENASA. All hopes of the export sector of the Argentinian Valley of Rio Negro and Neuquén had been placed on the bilateral meeting to be held later this month in Brasilia, where both countries will again discuss their […]
WELLINGTON: The harvest of this early variety is around the same volume as in 2001, but much less of Royal Gala will be exported to Europe. This is mainly due to the exchange rate, the weak Euro against the strong US dollar. The first arrivals of ENZA Royal Gala are in week 18. According to Tony the European Jazz season has gone very favourably. “We are satisfied and have made good results. The season will finish at the end of […]
WASHINGTON – Potatoes that are genetically engineered to withstand bruising and produce less of a harmful chemical when fried, along with two kinds of browning-resistant apples have been approved for the US market. “These foods are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts,” read a statement by the Food and Drug Administration. The ruling applies to six varieties of potatoes, known by the trade name Innate potatoes, genetically engineered by J.R.Simplot Company in Idaho. The potatoes not only resist […]
Though the Iranian border is almost closed for Pakistani fruits like Kinnow under the existing over 80 percent import duty and other trade barriers, over 28080 metric tones apple have been imported to Pakistan from Iran badly affecting the local market. At least 12 trucks carrying over 26 metric tones of apples cross Pakistani border daily and the import of the fruit is continue for the last over 90 days despite the fact that Pakistan has had bumper crop this […]