ISLAMABAD: Despite achieving bumper crop this year, Kinnow export target of 0.3 million tons is expected to be missed following the loss of the Iranian market, according to Harvest Tradings. Besides, the Indonesian market, where at least 45,000 tons export of the fruit was expected to be made after concluding the already approved Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), also remained untapped due to negligence of the relevant public sector, said Harvest Tradings Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jawad. “So far, around 88,000 tons of kinnow against the expected 0.1 million tons have been exported by the mid-Jan with total revenue touching only $54 million,” he said adding that overall export of the fruit is now hardly touching 0.2 million tons this year against target of 0.3 million tons.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2012.
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