Mango export to EU: Exporters get angry over strict quality controls

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KARACHI: The government is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as it can neither afford a ban on mango export to the European Union (EU) nor does it wants to see a sharp decline in shipments. After receiving stern warnings on quality issues, the government is cautiously ...

Kazakhstan going to reduce its Fruit & veg imports by 80% to stimulate domestic production

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"Kazakhstan intends to reduce the volume of imported food products from other countries by 2020," - said the Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov. According to him, it should stimulate the production and sale of processed agricultural products by domestic enterprises with the subsequent export of them. For example, fruit and ...

Mango export to EU: Pakistan increases traceability (Mangoes are traced back to farms or even trees)

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Though officials believe that the issue of tracing the origin of the fruit will cause a dip in mango exports in the short term, it is acceptable compared to a ban on export to high-value markets. In the new mechanism, end-users can trace the farm supplying the fruit which will ...

Holland comes fourth in the list of mango exporters, astonishing but true

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In a recent report on mango export published on Fresh plaza, it has been revealed that Holland plays a significant role in the global trade in context of mango import and export business. As Holland is the second largest importer of mangos globally. But almost 80% is re-exported. Holland comes ...

Mango export: Kiwi delegation visits India

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  A Kiwi delegation visited India last week to inspect irradiation facilities in Maharashtra is expected to boost mango exports to the country. Senior officials of the Agricultural Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), who accompanied the delegation, said exports to NZ could increase by 60% this year. “The ...

The Netherlands re-exported Spanish watermelons at the double price

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Data provided by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness shows that The Netherlands purchased a total of 29,409 tonnes of watermelons from Spain at an average price of 0.41 Euro per kilo in 2011 (the most recent year in FAO's ...

Pakistani government keen to enhance kinnow export this year

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Director Citrus Research Institute Altaf-ur-Rehman said that the Punjab government has initiated practical steps to enhance export of kinnow. He was addressing a seminar on disease prevention of citrus fruits here at Citrus Research Institution on Tuesday. Experts briefed the farmers on ways to enhance the kinnow export, how to ...

Sri Lankan govt announces to reduce import taxes on onions and potatoes w.e.f midnight Sunday

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 Import tax on onions and potatoes have been reduced in Sri Lanka w.e.f midnight sunday, as the Sri Lankan Ministry of Finance and Planning announced this morning.

China offers Green chance to investors

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(Chinadaily)--China will open its energy conservation and environmental protection industry to international investors, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday.

Egyptian exporter expects slight increase in orange production

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(Freshplaza)--With the export season for Egyptian citrus less than a month away, one of Egypt's exporters is expecting a larger orange harvest this season in comparison to the previous season.
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