Islamabad: Pakistan rejoiced a significant breakthrough in agricultural exports to China, marked by the first ever shipment of dried chillies orchestrated by Litong Food Co. Ltd.
Minister of Commerce and Industries Dr Gohar Ejaz announced the significant breakthrough.
This development is deemed transformative, heralding a new era in the trade relations between the two nations.
Delighted Ejaz extended best wishes to Litong Food Co. Ltd., commending their exceptional achievement, and expressed sincere appreciation for the unwavering support of the Chinese government in facilitating a substantial market for Pakistani goods.
Delving into details, the minister revealed that the first-ever consignment of dried chillies is currently en route to China.
He underscored the significance of this accomplishment, not only as a testament to the capabilities of Pakistani exporters but also as a catalyst for fostering deeper collaboration between businesses in Pakistan and China.
Minister Ejaz painted an optimistic picture, envisioning the potential for Pakistan’s product exports to China exceeding US $20 billion in the coming years. However, he stressed that realizing this ambitious goal requires concerted efforts from Pakistani agricultural exporters.
Encouraging exporters, Dr Gohar Ejaz emphasized the need to uphold high-quality standards, increase productivity, and implement effective marketing strategies to meet the expectations of the discerning Chinese market.
Leveraging the benefits of the Pakistan-China Free Trade Agreement, which provides a competitive edge with zero tariffs, was highlighted as a unique advantage.
The minister highlighted the immense growth potential in the Chinese market, particularly in the agricultural sector.
He urged the adoption of new technologies, such as hybrid seeds, and advocated for an openness to corporate farming.
Expressing gratitude for the warm reception during his recent visit to China, Minister Ejaz acknowledged the enduring Pak-China relationship. He concluded by affirming that the dried chilli export not only solidifies existing ties but also paves the way for Pakistani agricultural goods to access new and promising markets in China.