Brazil receiving first shipments of Egyptian oranges after joint trade agreement

Yesterday, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea stated that the first shipments of locally produced orange have been exported to the Brazilian market. These shipments represent the first of the new season going to the South American country. Gamea noted that this success comes as part of the free trade agreement signed between Egypt and Mercosur countries.

Other countries that are part of the Mercosur area include Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. The minister noted the importance of this agreement in opening new markets to Egyptian products, particularly in South America.

Ibrahim Al-Sigini, Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry for Economic Affairs, told dailynewsegypt.com that a Brazilian technical mission visited Cairo in 2020, to negotiate the final import of Egyptian citrus fruits to its markets. Al-Sigini pointed out that the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Foreign Trade and Agreements Sector held a series of meetings with Egyptian businessmen and exporters. These meetings took place in cooperation with the Brazilian Embassy in Cairo and the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo.


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