Background: The import of Pakistani rice was banned by the Russian Federation in May 2019 based on phytosanitary measures after they detected Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) in a rice shipment shipped from Pakistan.
What happened?: Russia on Friday lifted the ban on the import of rice from Pakistan, the Ministry of Food Security said that Sohail Shahzad Deputy Director Technical Quarantine of DPP had been in the process of negotiating with Russia to lift the ban for the past year. Four rice establishments have now been approved by the NPPO Russia two from Karachi, one from Lahore, and one from Chiniot. The trade minister Nasir Hameed has also persuaded the Federal Service for Veterinary & Phytosanitary Surveillance (FSVPS), a federal executive body in Russia, to conduct a virtual inspection of other rice exporting enterprises in Pakistan, so that they may also be allowed to export rice to Russia.
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