Search for a news or an article already published



Express Search





Search using map

18,000 addresses in 138 countries...

Pakistan 09/05/2023

Pakistan's cherry exports to China face hurdles due to phytosanitary requirements

Printable version 

The Chinese market is open for Pakistan's cherry exports after the signing of a bilateral phytosanitary protocol in November last year and the reopening of the Khunjerab Pass in April, according to Pakistani media.

 

The only land route between the two countries, the pass had been closed for almost three years due to the pandemic. The Chinese authorities have authorized the import of cherries from Gilgit-Baltistan and other regions of Pakistan.

 

Before being exported to China, Pakistani cherries must undergo cold treatment at a specific temperature for a determinate duration, which is currently a challenge due to the fruit's perishability. Additionally, Gilgit-Baltistan lacks sufficient facilities to handle the fruit. To address these challenges, growers may need to expand their cherry varieties or develop a long-term plan to improve infrastructure. 

 

Gilgit-Baltistan is a significant cherry-growing area in Pakistan. Despite the challenges, the Pakistani cherry industry remains optimistic about its export future to China. 

 

The Khunjerab Pass, the highest paved border crossing in the world, was previously operational only between April and November due to the harsh weather conditions caused by the cold and high altitude. However, recent reports indicate that efforts are underway to keep the pass open year-round, and the Chinese government has deployed snowplow teams to ensure a smooth flow of vehicles even during the winter months. This initiative is expected to enhance trade and economic cooperation between China and Pakistan, further strengthening the two countries' strategic partnership.

 

 

 

source: profit.pakistantoday.com.pk, producereport.com

 
Become Gold


Before being exported to China, Pakistani cherries must undergo cold treatment at a specific temperature for a determinate duration, which is currently a challenge due to the fruit's perishability. (photo:propakistani.pk)
   
Send by email to a friend 
Printable version 
Fructidor.com ad.


^ Top of page