Dr. Saad Moussa, supervisor of the Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine, confirmed that the decision of the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture to stop receiving its imports of strawberry crops is an internal procedural and regulatory decision that concerns the Kingdom, and has been applied to most of the agricultural imports to it from all countries of the world, and that Egypt is not alone concerned with the decision.
Moussa added that the Saudi decision is not a ban or rejection of strawberry shipments for quarantine or health reasons, but its content is to regulate the internal market in the Kingdom according to supply and demand data.Moussa indicated that the Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine had received an official letter from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia clarifying the conditions and procedures required for the entry of agricultural goods into the Kingdom, as strawberry exporters are required to obtain an export permit valid for a period of 15 days after the date of January 24, 2024, and their goods will be sold out. To the Saudi market.
Note that all importers who have import permits receive their shipments without any problems and are allowed to enter.
Saudi Arabia regulates imports from all countries of the world according to the situation of markets and local production, noting that import permits for strawberries will be reissued as of next Thursday, February 1.
The head of the Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine confirmed that Mr. Al-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, is following up with the Quarantine permanently and intensively on any developments regarding everything related to Egyptian agricultural exports.
To maintain the gains achieved in recent years thanks to the support of the political leadership for the agricultural quarantine development system.