TEHRAN (Iran News) –Iran and Pakistan signed a trade and quarantine agreement and they decided to resume export of Iran’s tree to Pakistan after 16 years of halt.
The agreement was signed between Iran’s Agriculture Jihad Ministry and Pakistan’s Ministry of National Food Security and Research. According to the reports, both sides signed an agreement on cooperation in resolving problems regarding the quarantine for broadening trade of agro products. Both sides also decided that export of Iranian apple is resumed officially after 16 years of halt.
According to the agreement, Iran will export apple, kiwi, date, pistachio, raisin and almond to Pakistan and in return and based on the earned forex, Iran imports orange, tangerine and mango from Pakistan while import of rice and spice from Pakistan is another part of the agreement.
During the ceremony for signing the agreement, Iran’s agriculture ministry official Mr. Moharram Soltani said that Iran’s apple exports to Pakistan have seen fluctuations in recent years, adding that for resolving the problem, the Pakistani official was invited to visit Tehran to resolve the problems and after several tense meetings between the representatives of the two countries they reached an agreement on resolving the trade and quarantine problems.
He noted that the trade volume between Iran and Pakistan in recent years has seen upward growth and their trade in terms of value has grown by 50% and in terms of weight by 100% from2016 to 2021.
Soltani expressed hope this agreement would ease trade of agro products between Iran and Pakistan.