Saudi Arabia’s new regulations on Egypt agro imports come into effect on 13 July
Saudi Arabia’s new regulations on imports of Egyptian agricultural products will come into effect on 13 July, Al Masry Al Youm reports. The regulations include limiting KSA’s imports to Egyptian suppliers approved by and registered with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, as well as requiring suppliers to provide a certificate from a certified testing lab indicating that the shipment meets quality standards and is free of Hepatitis A. The kingdom had lifted its bans on Egyptian guava, strawberry, and pepper imports earlier this year after the government imposed new regulations on the inspection of cargo to be examined ahead of export.
Egypt’s quality control measures are said to have led to a jump in vegetables and fruits exports to 2.88 mn tonnes during the current export season, Xinhua reports, citing MENA. The increase comes mainly on the back of a growth in citrus and potato exports.