Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Egyptian guava imports
Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on Egyptian guava imports, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) announced yesterday. That said, shipments will be limited to SFDA-approved exporters in Egypt. The decision comes after Egyptian authorities complied with Saudi food safety regulations concerning exported goods, according to the statement. Saudi Arabia had banned imports of Egyptian strawberries, Guava, and peppers over concerns of residual pesticides, prompting several other GCC countries to follow suit. The Agriculture Ministry has since moved to impose stricter regulations on agricultural exports to the GCC. Lifting of the ban on strawberry and pepper exports is expected to take place in November.