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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sudan revokes customs tariff exemptions provided by COMESA to Egyptian exporters

International trade spat between Egypt and Sudan: Sudan revoked customs tariff exemptions provided by COMESA for a number of goods imported from Egypt, Al Borsa reported. Sudanese customs authorities have asked Egyptian exporters to pay the customs tariffs on goods, already at Sudanese ports, in full. A representative from the Sudanese embassy in Cairo said Sudan revoked tariff exemptions to Egyptian ceramics exporters and is assessing revoking them to other classes of goods. A member of the Egyptian Trade and Trade and Industry Ministry called the measure “illegal” and asked the Sudanese government for an explanation, threatening legal action. Head of the Food Export Council and Chairman of Edita, Hani Berzi, said Egypt should adopt similar measures and refuse to release Sudanese goods held at Egyptian ports.

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