Russia is the world’s second-largest tea importer, behind Pakistan and ahead of the US. It sets the competitive agenda for international competitors in exports of commodity black tea, especially in driving prices down. Read more

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Indian tea exports to Pakistan have dropped by half. Re-exports of Indian tea through the United Arab Emirates typically fill the gap when political tensions rise between these two nations, but not this time. Read more

Tea Report

India withdrew most favored nation trading status with Pakistan immediately following a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 national police and injured hundreds more. India then imposed a 200% duty on any goods imported from Pakistan. Read more


Nestlé has launched a zero waste, tea-based fertilizer initiative in Pakistan to transform tea leaf trash into an asset. Read more

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