Russia lifts ban on import of rice from Pakistan

A vendor scoops a measure of rice from a bag at a market in the district of Faisalabad in Punjab, Pakistan.
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Islamabad: Russia has lifted its ban on the import of rice from Pakistan after two years – a move that would help Pakistani rice growers boost their earnings. Pakistan exported approximately 35,000 tonnes of rice and other grains worth $40-50 million each year to Russia until 2019.

“Russia has lifted the ban on import of rice from Pakistan from 11 June 2021” based on implementation of phytosanitary measures proposed by the Ministry of Food Security Department of Plant Protection (DPP) of Quarantine Division, the official statement said.

Initially, Russian National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) has approved the…

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