Kazakhstan lifts ban on importing pomegranates from Uzbekistan

Business Materials 15 March 2019 12:16 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 15

By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:

Kazakhstan lifted restrictions on the import of pomegranate from Uzbekistan, Trend reports via Uzbek media.

Delegations of the two countries held negotiations during which issues of strengthening cooperation between the quarantine services of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, as well as lifting the temporary restrictions on the import of fresh pomegranate fruits to Kazakhstan were discussed.

"The parties exchanged views on the quarantine phytosanitary situation in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, as well as on the export and import control of quarantine products. As a result of negotiations, an agreement was reached to strengthen the phytosanitary control over imported and exported products to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and to remove temporary restrictions on import Kazakhstan is a fresh pomegranate from Uzbekistan since March 14, 2019," Uzbek State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate said in a statement.

The ban on the import of Uzbek grenades to Kazakhstan was introduced on February 19. This was justified by the fact that in two batches of this agricultural production a pest “Comstock mealybug” was found.


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