Uzbekistan receives permit to export lemons to China
Uzbek Agency for Quarantine and Plant Protection and the General Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China inked a protocol on phytosanitary requirements and control over the export of lemons from Uzbekistan to China, the press service of the agency has reported.
According to the document, Uzbek lemons will be exported to China according to the norms of the International Convention on Quarantine and Plant Protection, as well as the legislation of China on food safety.
Failure to comply with the requirements may lead to the return or destruction of goods from Chinese border checkpoints.
Uzbekistan currently exports lemon to India, Myanmar, Ghana and Japan.
The government provides subsidies for the cultivation of lemons.
Part of the expenses for the creation of lemon plantations and the purchase of lemon seedlings is covered by the Fund for the Development of Horticulture and Greenhouses.
Up to 25% of transport costs on rail and air transport related to the export of lemon are covered by the Export Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade.