Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – Uzbekistan in the near future plans to obtain permission to export dried peppers and lemons to China and grapes to India.
“Since the beginning of this year, more than 842 thousand tons of quarantine agricultural products were exported and 57 905 phytosanitary certificates were issued, 1.8 million tons of products were imported,” said Durdona Ochilova, head of the information service of the State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate.
Of the 21 million tons of fruits and vegetables grown annually in the country, Ochilova added, only 15% are processed on an industrial scale, of which 7-8% are exported. In addition, up to 30% of the product is lost due to improper collection, delivery and storage of crops. At the same time, specialized processing enterprises use only 50-60% of the available capacities.
In the coming days, the only Central Quarantine Laboratory in the region will be launched to accelerate the export of fruits and vegetables in Uzbekistan, EastFruit reported.
To speed up laboratory testing of products exported, the regional state plant quarantine inspections will be provided with ten additional mobile (mobile) laboratories, and five more such laboratories will be commissioned.