Brazil to import Egyptian garlic, grapes and citrus

On Monday, September 16, representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation received a Brazilian delegation -headed by Minister Tereza Cristina- to examine boosting trade exchanges.

Egypt considers exporting garlic, grapes and citrus to Brazil. Within that context, the Brazilian minister affirmed that her nation will start importing Egyptian grapes soon and that a technical commission will visit Egypt in November to finalize negotiations on Egyptian citrus imports.

The talks also included pushing cooperation between both countries in the fields of agrarian research, bio-gas, agricultural waste recycling, and more.

The volume of Brazil’s exports to Egypt during the first half of 2019 hit 2.76 million tons, amounting to $791.53 million, according to President of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber Robert Hanoun. Hanoun added on Sept. 15 that Egyptian exports to Brazil amounted to 542,068 tons of goods, with a total value of $135.98 million, and that the total trade exchange hit about $927.5 million.


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