Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan

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The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) was established in 1988–89 under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, and the Planning Division of the Government of Pakistan. REAP played a significant role in defining rice standards in Pakistan. Consequently, Pakistan Rice Standards were established in 1992 for the first time, with support of the Pakistan Standards Institution.[1]

Governance[edit]

The Managing Committee is divided into north ((11 members) and south (12 members) zones. In 1998–99, REAP membership became compulsory for all rice exporters.[1]

Achievements[edit]

REAP has 1900 members in the region and is the country's second largest business association. In 1988–89 REAP members exported over 2 million tons of rice. In 1992, REAP hosted the Arabian Gulf Co-operative Council to gather government buyers from Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. During that period about 36,000 tons from private sector were exported. In 1996–97, while negotiating with the Europe Commission, REAP obtained abatement in import duties of 250 ECU/ton for Super and/or Kernel Basmati Brown rice. Pakistan has market share of 60,000 tons out of a total market size of about 120,000 tons of Basmati rice. [2]

Other activities[edit]

REAP organizes seminars and training workshops to educate growers, millers and traders the latest techniques, bottlenecks faced and how to solve problems like the control of Khapra beetle.[3]

Pakistan’s rice exports grew 57 percent during financial year 2009–10. In 2009, REAP exported basmati rice at an average price of $825 per ton, down 33 percent compared with $1,102 per ton the preceding year.[4]

In fiscal 2012, rice exports from Pakistan crossed 3.7 million tons, valued at $2.08 billion at an average price of $871 per ton for Basmati rice, and $448 per ton for non-Basmati rice.[5]

Chairmen[edit]

  • Javed Islam Agha 1994–1999
  • Shahzad Ali Malik 1999–2001
  • Abdul Rahim Janoo 2001–2003
  • Syed Najaf Hussain Shah 2003–2005
  • Abdul Majid 2005–2006
  • Abdul Aziz Maniya 2006–2007
  • Muhammad Azhar Akhtar 2007–2008
  • Abdul Rahim Janoo 2008–2009
  • Malik Mohammad Jehangir 2009–2010
  • Irfan Ahmed Sheikh 2010–2011
  • Masood Iqbal 2012–2013

Vice Chairmen[edit]

  • Haroon Kassam 1999– 2001
  • Masood Ahmed Khokar 2001– 2003
  • Sheikh Arshad Mehmud 2003– 2004
  • Muhammad Anwar Mianoor 2004– 2005
  • Muhammad Tariq Aziz 2005– 2007
  • Abdul Baseer 2007– 2008
  • Mian Haroon-Ur-Rashid 2008– 2009
  • Rafique Suleman 2009–2010
  • Taufiq Ahmed Khan 2010–2011
  • Muhammad Tahir 2012–2013

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Introduction". Reap.com.pk. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Pakissan.com; Achievements of Reap body". Pakissan.com. 2003-05-21. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Workshop to improve rice export to USA". 
  4. ^ "Rice exports post 57pc growth in 2009/10". 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rice exporters to target $2.5b in exports". 2013.