Egypt extends sugar import ban for 3 months

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Cairo: Egypt’s trade and industry ministry announced that the country has extended the ban on white and raw sugar for three more months. According to the media report, the decision was aimed at tightening control over imported products amid precautionary measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Trade and Industry Minister Naveen Gamea said in the statement, “We took the decision after consultation with all the stakeholders related to supply and demand in the country.”

The government claims that the country has sufficient stock of sugar for seven months.

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