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Monday, 11 January 2021

You now need a license to import food

Some food commodity news to start the week: Imports of food products without a license from the National Food Safety Authority have been banned, with the decision to take effect starting this month, while shipments of Egyptian citrus fruits are being released from Chinese ports after having been held due to an update to food safety regulations. Back at home, the export ban on beans and legumes has been extended again for three additional months for food security purposes, and state-owned Delta Sugar is aiming to produce 330k tonnes of sugar from 2.3 mn tonnes of sugar beets in the upcoming season, which starts next month.

ALSO: Vodafone Egypt, WE and Etisalat will receive the new cellular frequencies they were awarded in an auction last year during the second half of 2021, after the three mobile network operators signed a formal agreement with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority late last month to pay a collective USD 1.2 bn for the new bandwidth.

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