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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Private sector banned from importing wheat during harvest season -El Moselhy

The private sector will not be allowed to import any wheat during local harvest season when it starts on Saturday,15 April, Supply Minister Ali El Moselhy told AMAY on Wednesday. These most recent remarks follow a number of conflicting statements from the ministry on its private sector wheat imports policy during the season, which is looking as stable as the roller coaster ride in Dream Park and eerily reminiscent of last year’s ergot flip-flop. The ministry had last confirmed that the government was not banning imports by private companies after it had come out earlier stating that it would restrict them to the General Authority for Supply Commodities between April and July to avoid mixing local and imported wheat.

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