Agricultural exporters get another 3 months to comply with new Saudi requirements
Exporters have 90 days to comply with requirements set by Saudi Arabia for Egyptian agricultural exports, after the Agricultural Export Council extended the previous deadline of 10 August, according to a statement (pdf). The Saudi Food and Drug Authority said in May it would introduce new controls on crops imported from Egypt from July, requiring all fresh foods, crops and spices to acquire a certificate of conformity proving they comply with Saudi food safety regulations.
Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:
- The Environment Ministry is in talks with US energy firm 3i Energy to set up a new biofuel waste-to-energy plant in Fayoum.
- The government is planning to expand urban areas to 8% of Egypt’s land surface, up from the current 7%, through establishing new cities and settlements that will accommodate an additional 10 mn people by 2022, Planning Minister Hala El Said said.