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Sunday, 9 February 2020

Egypt extends 13.5% wheat moisture limit for until April 2020

The government will continue allowing shipments of wheat with moisture levels of up to 13.5% until April 2021 to continue promoting competition among different origins in state tenders, the Trade Ministry said in a statement (pdf). The decree, which was first issued in February 2017, was previously extended twice (in 2017 and again in 2018). Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS) sets the wheat moisture limit at no more than 15.5%, with the UN FAO’s Codex Alimentarius setting the maximum at 14.5%.

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