Egypt’s exports of food products exceed $ 408 M



Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - 04:53 GMT


Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - 04:53 GMT

FILE- Food products

FILE- Food products

CAIRO – 4 April 2019: Egypt exported more than 20 food products and crops in February 2019 worth $ 408 million, according to the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC).

GOEIC published a list of all exported agricultural and processed food products, classifying them into three groups: first, fresh and dry citrus, potatoes, cheese, wheat, and chocolate.

Second: frozen vegetables, onions, garlic, dried and fresh Mango, guava, figs, dates, synthesized tobacco, and sugarcane.

Third: peanut, pastries, fruit juices and fresh tomatoes.

In a similar vein, Egypt's exports of fresh strawberries reached 22,400 tons during the period from January 1 to March 16, and are being shipped and exported, Head of the Central Department of Agricultural Quarantine at Ministry of Agriculture Ahmed al-Attar said.

Attar added that all exports of fresh strawberries are subject to all the procedures and requirements of quarantine, adding that the procedures for exports of agricultural products, especially for vegetables and fruits, are continually stressed to be enforced in all markets of the world.

For his part, Head of the Central Department of Horticulture and Agricultural Crops at the Ministry of Agriculture Mahmoud Atta said that since the beginning of the season of strawberry exports, there has been a mandate for all technical committees to follow up the state of the strawberry crop in various governorates, within the plan of the Ministry of Agriculture to increase exports of strawberries as one of the most popular agricultural exports.

The Agriculture Ministry, represented by the Central Administration of Agricultural Quarantine, continues to expand in new markets within the framework of the efforts to increase agricultural exports in accordance with international export quality standards, and to apply export traceability systems during the stages of agriculture, production, packaging and exportation.



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