“We have already sent 594 tonnes of our mandarins to date, and we are willing to increase supplies if our Russian partners request,” said Kahan Singh Pannu, the head of the corporation.
According to Russia's Chamber of Commerce in India, regarding the state of Russian-Indian bilateral trade, the organization reported that there has been an increased number of food manufacturers inquiring about permissions for exports.
Pannu added that the corporation will do all that is necessary to develop a mutual interest in trading of produce.
Kinnow exports to the Russian market were previously filled by Pakistan from the Punjab Province. The company Punjab Agri Export also plans to develop the range of proposals to Russia by establishing kiwi and cherry exports.
The kinnow mandarin variety is a hybrid with a high yield.
FruitNews article (Russian): www.fruitnews.ru/home-page/fruits/45558-indiya-vpervye-postavila-v-rossiyu-mandariny-sorta-kinnow.html