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Russia partially lifts ban on potato exports from Egypt

Russia partially lifts ban on potato exports from Egypt

Potato Field in Egypt: Demonstration and testing site by a Dutch consortium evaluating an irrigation advisory system that will prevent both crop drought and salinity stress, while minimizing water losses (2013).

June 6, 2018
Russia has agreed to ease a ban on potato exports from eight farming areas in Egypt, allowing shipments to resume from June 6, Egyptian Trade Minister Tarek Kabil said in a statement on Saturday.

The decision to partially lift restrictions came after Egyptian officials submitted test results requested by Moscow from some farms from which Russia had been receiving shipments, the statement said.

Russian authorities were "assured of the safety of the cultivation and export procedures of Egyptian potatoes and its quality, which meet the requirements of the Russian and International Sanitary and Phytosanitary standards," the statement said.
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