ISLAMABAD: The Australian Division of Water, Agriculture as well as Setting has actually accepted two mango handling centers of Pakistan for exports to Australia.
This is in addition to 2 existing centers, Consul General of Pakistan in Sydney Muhammad Ashraf stated in a Whatsapp message to Dawn on Tuesday.
2 mango treatment centers in Sindh– Mustafa Farming Farm, Kotri, and Iftekhar Ahmed & Carbon Monoxide, New Sabzi Mandi, Karachi– have actually been authorized by Australian authorities for export of mangoes from Pakistan.
Taking to Twitter, Commerce Consultant Abdul Razak Dawood stated the authorization of the facility has actually been done just in time for the mango period. “I congratulate both firms of this achievement and applaud the assistance supplied by our consul general (Profession) at Sydney hereof”, he stated.
Mr Ashraf specified that the fresh mangoes from Pakistan are permitted for import right into Australia based on the problem the mangoes have to go through pre-export warm water dipping treatment (HWDT) or irradiation treatment in one of the authorized centers.
Thus far, only 2 facilities– Horti Fresh and Paras Foods– were approved for import into Australia. Pakistan had actually filed the request for approval of three even more centers around five years ago. After collective efforts during last year, “we have the ability to obtain two facilities accepted,” he claimed. “We intend to have another authorized in the coming weeks.”
PFVA sets 150,000 tonnes export target for this year
The authorizations will certainly be shown in Australia’s biosecurity import conditions database extremely quickly.
Pakistan’s mango exports to Australia raised from 2 tonnes in 2013 to 79 tonnes in 2019.
With the approval of these brand-new facilities, a substantial rise in exports is anticipated during the upcoming period, Mr Ashraf hoped.
On the other hand, All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Organization (PFVA) has actually fixed mango export target at 150,000 tonnes for the present period which will likely fetch $127.5 million in foreign exchange.
Last year, the export target was evaluated 80,000 tonnes due to Covid-19 pandemic and succeeding logistics obstacles.
Special mango flights
As mango exports are readied to start from Wednesday, merchants have required the PIA management to organize special cargo flights for delivering their consignments to the European Union as well as North America to make sure that their export targets are fulfilled conveniently.
They require that the nationwide flag carrier should make special arrangements for delivery mango consignments to EU and also The United States And Canada where the fruit is in high demand due to its one-of-a-kind taste.