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Trade minister discusses with Russia’s ambassador lifting ban on Egyptian oranges
8 February 2022  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : Trade News

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Egypt’s commercial office in Moscow and the Egyptian Plant Quarantine are in intensive talks with the Russian side to solve the problem.

Cairo- Feb 8, 2022

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has received Russian Ambassador in Cairo Georgiy Borisenko to discuss the latest concerning the decision of Russia’s Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) to ban Egyptian oranges.

Gamea said that Egypt’s commercial office in Moscow and the Egyptian Plant Quarantine are in intensive talks with the Russian side to solve the problem.

The government, she stressed, is keen to export goods that conform to international specifications and are approved by the Russian authorities, especially that Egypt is the world’s top orange exporter, at an annual volume of about 2 million tonnes.

“Russia is one of Egypt’s top export markets, with exports amounting to $489 million in 2021, up 17.5% from $416 million a year earlier,” the minister added.

The meeting also explored preparations for the next meetings of the Egyptian-Russian Joint Committee for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation to be held in March, with the participation of the two countries’ trade ministers.

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