On Tuesday, China and Pakistan signed the Protocol of Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for the export of onions from Pakistan to China. Through the agreement, Pakistani onion producers will gain access to the Chinese market.
Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong and Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Food, Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam signed the agreement during a ceremony held in Islamabad: “Today, we have officially signed the protocol in regard to onion and we are still ready to help the Pakistani exporters in the inspection and quarantine of chilies, potatoes, and other agricultural products so that they can access the Chinese markets.”
He said that help and guidance could be delivered to the local farmers by the Ministry of Food Security and Research, adding, “The embassy here also gives assistance to help the onion export”.
In recent years, China-Pakistan agriculture trade has been growing rapidly and despite Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, bilateral agriculture trade volume remained at a high level with an amount of US$ 717 million.