Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:50 GMT

Afghanistan Exports 255 Tons of Fresh Fruits in 2019

(MENAFN - Wadsam) Afghanistan has exported 255 tons of fresh fruits to various
countries, indicating a 30% increase in fruit exports compared to the same period
in 2018.

The fruits—including apples, melons, pomegranates,
watermelons and grapes—were mainly exported to India, Europe and some Arab

The highest level of exports was to India which was about
189 tons, according to spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce
(MoIC), Samir Rasa.

This comes as Afghanistan has opened doors of trade with
India, UAE, China and Turkey through air corridors.

According to figures from MoIC, at least 7,400 tons of
Afghan goods worth USD 170 million have been exported to India, Europe and UAE
through air corridors since 2017.

Meanwhile, acting chief of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Khanjan Alokozay said Afghan investors were still facing challenges that hinder growth of exports.

He cited lack of modern facilities; such as cold storages
and scanners, at Afghanistan's airports and ports.

'India is checking all our goods in all their ports and they
unload all the goods and tear the packages. This damages our goods,' Tolo News
quotes Khanjan Alokozay.


Afghanistan Exports 255 Tons of Fresh Fruits in 2019


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