According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan’s mango exports increased 33 percent, reaching $104 million in 2019-20 from $78 million in the last fiscal year.
The country’s main export markets included United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Oman and Saudi Arabia. This announcement was made at an online consultative session on the issues pertaining to exports of mango.
The session was attended by Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood, who advised the Trade Development Authority (TDAP) to double its efforts for marketing Pakistani mangoes abroad. Both public and private sector were represented at the online session.
Participants included Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) Chairman Waheed Ahmad, farmers, and exporters of mangoes, as well as officials from the ministries of commerce, national food security and research, and the Department of Plant Protection (DPP).
The Ministry of Commerce intends to focus on exploring new markets and obtain tariff concessions for exporting mangoes. Yesterday, the federal government gave the go-ahead for exports of mangoes and oranges from the country after making changes to the export policy.