EU delegation to visit Pakistan to review seafood hygiene structure Published: 20 December, 2005
A DELEGATION from the European Union will visit Pakistan next month in order to review the country’s seafood exports’ hygiene arrangements, geo.tv reported. Pakistan Seafood Industries Association’s vice chairman, Faisal Iftikhar reportedly said that the government in last March had voluntarily clamped a ban on the export of seafood to the EU member countries due to cleanliness arrangements in the country found not up to the mark and later with the improvement in the situation, the ban was lifted in August. EU inspectors are now due to visit Pakistan in January to review the hygiene structure.Faisal Iftikhar reportedly said that Pakistan’s seafood exports declined by $30 million from $165 million to $135 million in the wake of the bar on seafood exports to EU countries. He hoped that seafood worth $150 million would be exported from Pakistan during the current fiscal year.
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