Re-export of dried date shipments given a nod by the Indian Customs Authorities after collaborative efforts by Pakistan Horticulture Development Export Company along with litigating by the affected exporters and Indian importers.
Following the Pulwama terrorist attack in February this year, the Indian Government had raised duty on Pakistan’s exports by 200% eventually ending trade activities temporarily between both countries.
Commerce Division’s official statement said that India importers refused to clear the good due to ongoing tensions and shipments are stuck at the Attari border check post since February 16.
Almost 96% of Pakistan’s total date exports are tied up with India and the local producers who depend largely upon India’s market for sales have had to a blow due to hike in duties.
Re-Export facility restored by India A meeting with the stakeholders of Karachi, headed by the secretary of Commerce Division, Ahmed Sukhera was held before Eid holidays in order to plan clearance of shipments parked at Attari. Pakistan Horticulture Development Export Company(PDHEC) was ordered to initiate at the front foot in the matter.