ISLAMABAD - Catsus, one of Denmarks leading fruit snack producer company, would now import nutritional dates from southern of Pakistan to develop fruit bars for children in Denmark. It would import around 800 tons of dates per year carrying a total value of $0.65 million. This is the first time that Pakistan would export dates to Denmark, a development that encourages room for Pakistani products in Denmark. Castus buys its raw material from across the world and supplies snacks from natural ingredients only. The Danish enterprise has shown quite an appreciation of the quality of dates being produced in Pakistan. We are extremely impressed by the quality of dates and other raw material being produced in Pakistan and wish we had seen these market opportunities in the past. However, looking ahead, we have received great interest from many other Pakistani enterprises on supply of natural raw material for our products in Denmark. We find the Pakistani companies extremely professional and credible and we are hoping for long term collaborations and many more business contracts with the Pakistani suppliers, said Carsten Jensen from Castus. The company has entered into an agreement with Pakistani supplier companies Khaipur and Royal Food. The Danish Ambassador to Pakistan, Uffe Wolffhechel, expressed great enthusiasm about this new business collaboration between Pakistan and Denmark. This new positive collaboration between a leading Danish production company and Pakistani enterprises has opened up new business opportunities for Pakistani companies to enter the Danish market and will surely increase the economic cooperation between Denmark and Pakistan. We are extremely pleased to see that Danish companies see business opportunities in Pakistan and will be focusing this way to boost the business development in Pakistan. Mette Rasmussen Head of Marketing Castus also expressed her acknowledgement for the role of the Danish embassy in Pakistan as facilitators in creating this first time business collaboration.