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AEC makes viability assessment of citrus farms before exporting to Vietnam

By: MENA
Thu, Jun. 21, 2018
CAIRO - 21 June 2018: Chairman of the Agriculture Export Council (AEC) Abdel Hamid el-Demerdash said the council is currently assessing the viability of export-oriented horticulture farms producing citrus fruits following the Vietnamese Food Safety Authority's approval of opening the country's markets to Egypt's citrus exports in November 2017.

In statements to MENA on Thursday, the AEC head said the council is currently assessing the farms that are viable to export their crops to ensure that they meet the safety and quality requirements of international markets.

He further noted that several Arab countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, asked for fact sheets of the farms producing crops for export.

As for resuming Egypt's fresh citrus exports to Japan, Demerdash said that talks are underway on this matter, stressing that the council asked for adding grapes and pomegranates to the list of exports to the Japanese market.
 
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