Recently, a chartered cargo flight carrying more than 17 tons of mangoes flew from Pakistan to Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport. This is the first time that China has imported mangoes from Pakistan via a chartered cargo flight. The sweet and fragrant mangoes imported this time are of the Sindhri variety, the most popular variety in the region. In the future, Gansu will continue to import mangoes from Pakistan.
Pakistan is home to many fruits, known as the "fruit basket" of the East, and mangoes are known as the "King of Fruits" in Pakistan. The country’s soil and climatic conditions are beneficial to the growth of high-quality mangoes, and the supply period is as long as 5 to 6 months (the peak season is June each year).
Recently, a chartered cargo flight carrying more than 17 tons of mangoes flew from Pakistan to Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport. The picture shows the customs staff conducting random inspections. / Photo courtesy: Lanzhou Customs
Although the color, fragrance, taste, and nutritional value of Pakistani mangoes are highly appreciated in the international market, the high cost of air freight and the time-consuming sea freight has significantly hindered exports, and these mangoes are not a common sight in the Chinese market.
Lanzhou Customs said that to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, and to further tap the consumption potential and promote trade between Gansu Province and Pakistan, China imported mangoes from Pakistan via a chartered freight for the first time to better meet the needs of Chinese consumers. To follow up, the customs will continue to improve the customs clearance services while carefully carrying out Covid prevention and control measures at the port, and spare no effort to ensure the continued import of Pakistani mangoes.
Source: China News