China-based Pakistani trader to import 1000 tons of pine nuts from Pakistan
BEIJING: A young Pakistani traders based in the Keqiao District of Shaoxing city, Zhejiang province of China will import 1000 metric tons of pine nuts from Pakistan this year.
"I have already imported around 200 tons of pine nuts from Pakistan and I am fully confident to achieve my target," Yar Muhammad Niazi, CEO, Shaoxing Aiza Trading Company said on Friday.
The young Pakistani importer has been carrying out business in Keqiao, Shaoxing for the last five years informed that he imports pine nuts from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the raw material shape and then supply to buyers in Zhejiang province and other parts of China.
He said that his company is also planning to import walnuts and peanuts from Pakistan, adding, "I am motivating various Pakistani exporters in this regard and willing to provide a platform in China enabling them to sell their products".
While commenting on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Phase-II between Pakistan and China, he opined that it has helped Pakistani traders and businessmen. Now they have got relief on a large number of items with regard to tariff and value added tax.
China, he said, is a big market and Pakistani exporters could take advantage of the facilities under the FTA Phase-II.
Yar Muhammad Niazi said that Pakistani pine nut is very popular dry fruit in China particularly in the winter season and it has a large demand. - APP