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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Jordan agrees to lift ban on Egyptian potatoes

Jordan has lifted a ban on imports of Egyptian potatoes, the Agriculture Ministry said, according to Reuters. The ban was imposed more than a year ago over concerns of brown rot. Bahrain, Kuwait, and the UAE all agreed this month to lift bans on Egyptian agricultural imports, like lettuce and onions, that had been put in place due to concerns over pesticide residues. On a related note, Agriculture Minister Abdel Moneim Al Banna confirmed yesterday that the government was gearing up to announce more stringent quality assurance measures for exporters and heftier fines and penalties for violations, Al Mal reports. The Trade and Industry Ministry had previously said it would be issuing new regulations to ensure the quality of exported Egyptian goods under a strategy designed to boost exports.

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