According to Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture Ezz Eddin Abusteit, Egyptian agricultural exports were able to penetrate new markets for the first time across 2018.
In statements on Friday, Abusteit said that these markets are in East Timor (citrus), Uruguay (citrus and grapes), Canada (grapes and tomatoes), China (grapes and beet pulp), Myanmar (citrus), Indonesia (potatoes and garlic), Taiwan (garlic) and Japan (fruits and vegetables).
The export of citrus fruit to Vietnam have resumed after a two-year halt, in addition to the export of grapes to Vietnam, after an agreement was reached on the terms of export for their phytosanitary requirements.
Abusteit also said that the ban has been lifted by all Arab countries on Egyptian agricultural products, the rate of testing of citrus have been lowered in terms of the EU’s phytosanitary provisions, and a new memorandum has been signed with Australia to include grapefruit in their imports.
He added that the efforts of the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine at the Agriculture Ministry is continuing to open new markets for Egyptian products in order to increase exports for the benefit of national income.