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Gulf States import estimated 5m tons of fresh fruit annually

RIYADH: The Gulf States import an estimated 5 million tons of fresh fruit and vegetables annually, with a (statistical import) value of over $3 billion. Among the Gulf states, the most important market is the United Arab Emirates, with a share of more than 40%, followed by Saudi Arabia with more than 30%, Qatar and Kuwait, both with just under ... Read More »

Minister for tapping Punjab-Iran trade potential

LAHORE: There exists great potential for trade between Iran and the province of Punjab as the latter can expand exports of rice, fruits, vegetables, meat and other items. Punjab Finance Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman stated this while reviewing chances of enhancing trade between Punjab and Iran with high ranking officials of industries, agriculture, livestock and dairy development, Energy and other ... Read More »

Iran’s Bazargan Customs Checkpoint to be extended

TEHRAN: On a visit to Iran, Bazargan customs checkpoint’s chief Ali Reza Abbaspour said, “The setting of the other entry-exit is being planned on the Bazargan Customs Checkpoint”. He said that the construction operations are underway and this temporarily complicates the process of trucks’ entering and leaving the territory. As for increasing the transit costs, Abbaspour said that the negotiations ... Read More »

Steel prices to down by Rs2,000 per ton, cooking oil by Re1 per kg

KARACHI: The benefits of reduction in petroleum prices has started appearing as the prices of steel and cooking oil will also be reduced by Ra2,000 per ton and Re1 per kg respectively. Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturers Association (PVMA) Chairman and Mujahid Steel Re-rolling Industry Managing Director Atif Ikram Shaikh said this while talking to media. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ... Read More »

TDAP to enhance fruit export thru public-private partnership

KARACHI: Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Chief Executive M Muneer has taken suggestions from the representatives of fresh fruit and vegetable exporters to enhance fruit exports and decided to install VHT with public and private partnership to improve quality of fruits. All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA) Chairman Waheed Ahmed, after meeting with TDAP ... Read More »

Cross-border smuggling making big hole in exchequer

PESHAWAR: The rampant smuggling of auto parts and Nato forces equipment from Afghanistan into Pakistan has been going on unnoticed, depriving the national exchequer of huge revenue to the tune of billions of rupees. Informed border areas goers and residents of Khyber Agency divulged to Customs Today that auto parts and others goods were being trafficked from Afghanistan through horses ... Read More »

Azadi, Inqilab marches still hamper trade activities in twin cities

ISLAMABAD: The effects of sit-ins and marches have started diminishing in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, but trade activities could not be fully recovered as the participants of the Azadi and Inqilab marches are still in the Red Zone. According to eye-witnesses, CNG, petrol pumps and markets in twin cities have now been opened after a weeklong closure ... Read More »