PR No. 84 Islamabad
Pakistani Kinnow (Orange) consignments have started arriving in Jakarta through Tanjung Priok Port and in Surabaya. The first consignment arrived in third week of December 2015. The kinnow (orange) is being sold daily in wet grocery markets and all the leading hypher markets, super markets and retail chains including Carrefour, Ranch Market, Giant, Hypermart, Farmer’s Market, Food Hall and Lotte’ Mart of Indonesia. The export of Kinnow (orange) from Pakistan to Indonesia is expected to reach 50,000 tons during the present season, December 2015 to April 2016. To ensure continuation of Kinnow export to Indonesia, the Pakistan Embassy in Jakarta arranged a visit by the Indonesian Agriculture Quarantine Agency team to Pakistan in November 2015 to renew Pest Free Area Recognition for Pakistan’s kinnow (orange) and inspected 6 Pakistani laboratories for registration, to help in agricultural products exports to Indonesia, says a press release received here today from Jakarta, Indonesia.
Kinnow exports to Indonesia surged from US$ 3 Million in 2013 to US$ 19.3 Million in 2014, after coming into effect of the Mutual Recognition Agreement on sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures for agricultural products and grant of Pest Free Area Recognition for Pakistan’s kinnow (orange) allowing entry through Tanjung Priok Port of Jakarta. In addition, the waiver of customs duty on import of Pakistani kinnow under the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) has resulted in further increase of shipments. The export of kinnow to Indonesia, thus, reached US$ 23 Million in 2015 and is expected to be around US $ 27-30 Million in 2016.