KOLKATA: The Tea Board of India has assured a delegation of the Pakistan Tea Association that it would keep a watch on the export quality issues.
The Tea Board Chairman MGVK Bhanu has also ensured to enforce a system for random checking of tea being exported to Pakistan.
The development come close on the heels of the concerns expressed by the delegation of the association. The delegation was on a visit here over the quality of a few lots they had bought from India.
According to the Tea Board press release, Pakistan will import about 50 million kg of tea from India by 2015. During 2011, the western neighbour imported 24 million kg of tea from India.
In the same context, the Pakistan Tea Association inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Tea Association last week here.
At present, a surplus amount of the tea bought by Pakistan is sourced from the southern parts of the country.