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Saudi Arabia banned the import of Egyptian strawberries

The head of the Council of agricultural exporters of Egypt Abdel Hamid al-Demirtash said that Saudi Arabia has stopped purchases of Egyptian strawberries because found in her pesticide.

Al-Demirtash said that Egypt handed over the Memorandum was not specific data on the numbers of pesticides. It did not contain the information, the party which has been detected chemicals.

The ban comes into effect on July 11. Since the harvest season of strawberries in Egypt ends in April, we can assume that it applies to frozen berries. This strawberry comes in other countries in the region.

Egypt, dependent on the supply of food, are keen to increase exports to reduce the trade deficit. Strawberry is about 5% of the total agricultural exports.

In the past trading partners of Egypt has repeatedly refused to cooperate because of the quality of the products. In may 2017, the Ministry of industry and trade together with the Ministry of agriculture announced the launch of a programme of quality control.

Saudi Arabia banned the import of Egyptian strawberries 20.06.2017

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