The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) of Pakistan Customs has dispatched the first consignment of fresh mangoes (White Chaunsa) sent from Pakistan to Moscow, Russia, in accordance with the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Logistics Convention (TIR).
M/s. Ishfaq & Co., Okara, Sahiwal is the company that exported the consignment in question.
Pakistan Customs, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has processed the first consignment of export of fresh mangoes (White Chaunsa) from Pakistan to Moscow, Russia under the TIR Convention.1/6 @GovtofPakistan @FinMinistryPak pic.twitter.com/mLjOhj6jUS
— FBR (@FBRSpokesperson) August 17, 2021
According to the Federal Board of Revenue, this is one of the first attempts to offer Pakistani fresh fruits and indigenous commodities to the Russian market. It will assist Pakistani traders in capturing markets not just in Russia, but also in Europe via the land route, which will benefit them.
In Pakistan, the consignment has crossed the border into Iran at the Taftan/Mirjawa border post and is on its way to Moscow (Russia) via the Tehran-Astara (Azerbaijan)-Astrakhan (Russia) route.
The distance between Taftan and Moscow via Astara is 4,600 kilometers, and it will take approximately seven days to complete the journey.
Instant TIR transportation will open this route for kinnow exports because it will take approximately ten days to reach Moscow via the Tehran-Astara-Astrakhan route whereas the sea voyage on the Karachi-St. Petersburg route will take approximately 35 days, and this shortening of distance will increase Kinnow and other exports to the Russian Federation and the European Union (EU)
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