Egypt plans to import 6-7 lakh tonnes of sugar

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In the 2020-2021 financial year, Egypt aims to import 600,000-700,000 tonnes of sugar to meet domestic demand. This information is shared by an agricultural ministry official.

According to the Mostafa Abdel Gawad, the head of the ministry’s sugar crops council, “Farmers from the country have planted 3, 40,000 feddans of sugarcane and around 6, 00,000 feddans of sugar beet.”

In the previous month, Minister of Trade and Industry, Nevine Gamea, had issued a decision banning white sugar imports for three months. Sugar imported as a production requirement for pharmaceutical industries are exempted from the ban, provided that approval is issued by the competent authority at the Ministry of Health and Population.

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