The CFIA’s decision came after approving Egypt’s new quality inspection system for exports of fruits and vegetables.
Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil said that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has allowed the access of fresh Egyptian grapes into its markets, after approving the new quality inspection system adopted by Egypt for exports of fruits and vegetables.
The Canadian decision, he explained, came after long negotiations that lasted over a year.
“Canada is one of the major receivers of the summer fruit, ranking seventh among the world’s top grapes importers,” Kabil noted.
He added that a delegation of major grapes-exporting companies in Egypt is expected to visit Canada in February 2018, to promote their products.