In a first, Pakistan exports White Chaunsa mangoes to Russia under TIR Convention

The authorities have already processed the export consignment.

White Chaunsa.

Pakistan is ready to export fresh White Chaunsa mangoes to Russia for the first time ever

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Pakistan Customs have already processed the consignment of mangoes for export.

The juicy mangoes will be exported to Moscow under the TIR Convention.

According to the FBR, Ishfaq & Company, based in Okara, Punjab, is said to be the exporter of these mangoes.

The export of these mangoes is one of the first steps to introduce fresh fruits and indigenous goods from the South Asian country to Russia.

The delicious White Chaunsa mangoes will not only help traders captivate markets in Russia but also those in Europe via the land route.

According to details, the consignment of mangoes has left Pakistan at the Taftan-Mirjaveh border with Iran. It is now heading towards Tehran, where it will be routed towards the Astara border between Iran and Azerbaijan.

From there, the consignment will head towards the Russian capital of Moscow via Astrakhan in Russia.

It is pertinent to note that the road distance between Taftan and Moscow via the Astara-Astara border is around 4,600km. The route is expected to be covered in a week.

The fast and straightforward transportation under the TIR Convention has enabled this route to become feasible for the export of Kinnows from Pakistan — expected to reach Moscow via Taftan in ten days.

What is TIR Convention?

The TIR (Transport Internationaux Routier) Convention came into existence in 1978.

It aims to facilitate international transit via simplified customs transit procedures and a global guarantee system.

Countries part of the TIR Convention.

The system works in a simple way. The customs procedure takes place at origin and destination rather than at each border crossing using a single guarantee.

Pakistan became a permanent member of the TIR Convention in 2017.

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