Monday, January 30, 2012

Kino export

 Kino is one of main fruits that are exported to earn precious foreign exchange.
Since the start of Kino harvest season in November 2011 so far fruit exporters of the fruit estimate that exports are at about 100,000 tons.

"At this pace, we are very unlikely to export 300,000 tons of Kinnows by March,2012" laments Mr. Ahmed ,a leading exporter.

The sudden turn of events for the worst in Iran especially on borders is not the only worry for Kino exporters.

The sector has been eyeing negotiations between the Federal Government and its counterparts in Indonesia over a PTA in hopes of re-entering that market with a good bang.

Although Pakistani exporters had found a lucrative market in that country, a Free Trade Agreement between Indonesia and China has left Pakistani fruit exporters uncompetitive there.

Although govt has repeatedly extolled plans to sign a PTA with Indonesia, the said deal is yet to be inked.

Federal Commerce Minister Amin Fahim is expected in Indonesia soon for this purpose.

For fruit exporters and growers, the promise of a broader market lies in the balance.

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