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on July 28, 2009

Pakistan association demands expanded freight subsidy

A 25% subsidy for poultry on airlines has been asked of the government.

Pakistan Poultry Association has demanded that the government provide a 25% freight subsidy for poultry exports on all airlines, according to a news report. PPA Chairman Abdul Basit, in a letter to the Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, said the subsidy, being given only on PIA flights, was not sufficient.

Owing to the difficulty of calculating duty drawbacks and taxes, a rebate of 40% was also demanded on all exports of poultry products. Basit said poultry operations should be exempt from sales tax on electricity bills as it was a food production sector.

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