Kenya may decide to import Pakistani mangoes and kinnow in the near future

Kenyan authorities recently visited Pakistan and reviewed the processing of mangoes and kinnow

Kenya may import mangoes or kinnow from Pakistan in the next session. A meeting was held between Kenyan officials and importers and Pakistani exporters on the side-lines of the Pakistan Africa Trade Conference in Nairobi.

Kenyan officials met Pakistani fruit and vegetable exporters to discuss the potential of trade and quarantine agreements between the two countries.

Hinted at allowing the import of Pakistani fruits:

An official source from Pakistani exporters claimed that the prospects of opening the African market for Pakistani mangoes and kinnow had brightened as Kenya’s quarantine department has hinted at allowing the import of Pakistani fruits through quarantine agreements between the two countries.

Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (PFVA) head Waheed Ahmed said that Kenyan authorities had recently visited Pakistan and reviewed the processing of mangoes and kinnow in detail.

The Pakistani Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MoNFSR) had completed their paperwork, which has been sent to the Kenyan authorities.

The Pakistani delegation during the meeting in Nairobi was informed that the recommendations for the Pak-Africa quarantine agreement had been sent to the Kenyan Government.

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