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Rice exporters want QRC issue resolved

13 December, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A 14-member delegation of the Rice Exporters Association headed by its Chairman Javed Ghori met with leader of the house Senator Muhammad Jahangir Bader at Parliament House on Wednesday.

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ISLAMABAD: A 14-member delegation of the Rice Exporters Association headed by its Chairman Javed Ghori met with leader of the house Senator Muhammad Jahangir Bader at Parliament House on Wednesday.

The delegation requested the secretary commerce who was present on the occasion to resolve their problems regarding Quality Review Committee (QRC) and to restore Reap mandatory membership. Secretary assured the delegation that mandatory membership would soon be revalidated through STP 2012-15. Jahangir Bader observed the government was making sincere efforts to provide maximum facilities to the association. He assured his cooperation in resolving their issues.

The delegation raised concern over QRC related matter. They said since the role of QRC has shifted from Quality Assurance Facilitator to Quality Control Inspection. It is creating hurdles in export shipments. The delegation requested secretary commerce QRC control might be shifted to REAP. REAP carries complete quality control mechanism through pre-shipment. QRC, which over the period has helped increase exports exponentially. Since the QRC the control is shifted to TDAP export are at continues decline. Secretary commerce assured delegation the points were noted and the Ministry would resolve the issue soon.

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