Egypt’s food products exports exceed $408 mn

07 Apr 2019

Cairo: Egypt has exported more than 20 food products and crops with total amount of $ 408 million during February 2019, 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 categories: the first included fresh and dry citrus, potatoes, cheese, wheat, and chocolate.

while the second comprised frozen vegetables, onions, garlic, dried and fresh Mango, guava, figs, dates, synthesized tobacco, and sugarcane.

In addition, the third category encompassed peanut, pastries, fruit juices and fresh tomatoes.

Moreover, Egypt’s exports of fresh strawberries reached 22,400 tons during the period from January 1 to March 16, which 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.

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