China’s Kashgar International Airport set to become the first and only designated entry point for fruit imports has enlarged its storage capacity to accommodate maximum quantity of Pakistani fresh fruits. A local news agency reported that the airport received official approval for the designation from the country’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) on February 12. “As of now, there are over a dozen storages in the airport, with each holding a capacity for more than 100 cubic meter of fruits…Full Article: Pakistan Today Mar 2014

Key points

  • According to the Deputy Director at the Xinjiang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Xinjiang imports fresh citrus and mangoes from Pakistan, and cherries from Tajikistan
  • Pakistan also exports fresh fruits to Xinjiang via the Khunjerab Pass and directly to Urumqi International Airport

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  • In July 2013, Tajikistan exported cherries to China for the first time ever

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