Pakistan has received the first onion export order of more than 300 tons from Bangladesh after nearly 15 years. This is after an Indian ban on Bangladesh to avert price hike in domestic markets, reported a local newspaper.
According to the report, an official of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) confirmed that Bangladesh’s Tasho Enterprise finalized deals with a Karachi-based Roshan Enterprise.
“At least 12 containers of onions are being exported to Bangladesh,” the official said. “More will follow.”
The official added that the onion trade was also agreed on in government-to-government talks. An exporter believes the export price will be much more viable for Bangladesh, considering the current onion price in the market.
“The shipment value from Pakistan will be around $600/ton,” Waheed Ahmed, patron-in-chief of All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association, said. He said that one container will carry approximately 28 tons of onions