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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Russian delegation in Egypt to follow up on quality control measures for Egyptian exports

A delegation from Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance arrived yesterday for a three-day visit to assess whether Egyptian authorities are complying with Russia’s quality standards on Egypt’s imports, head of the Russian trade mission in Egypt Lukashin Fedor Aleksandrovich said. The visits are a followup to the agreements which ended Russia’s brief ban on imports of Egyptian agricultural products.

In related news: Russian imports of fruit and vegetables from Egypt grew to 362.5k tonnes in 1H2016 from 310.5k tonnes in 1H2015, according to a report by Fresh Plaza. The majority of the imports were oranges at 250.3k tonnes followed by onions at 79.5k tonnes. Other imports included mandarins, grapes, lemons, tomatoes, and garlic.

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