Egypt has not received any complaints from Russia over the quality of fruit and vegetable supplies, Egyptian newspaper Ash-Shuruk reported citing Ibrahim Imbabi, head of the quarantine office at Egypt’s agriculture ministry.
Egypt exports around 320,000 tons of citrus fruits and 200,000 tons of potatoes, as well as onion and pomegranates to Russia, Imbabi said.
“So far no complaints over the quality of supplied products have been submitted by Russia”, he said.
Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight said earlier it could temporarily ban imports of products of high phytosanitary risk from Egypt.
“In order to prevent the introduction and spread of quarantine items on the territory of the Russian Federation the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight has the right to introduce temporary restrictions on imports of products of high phytosanitary risk from Egypt to Russia”, the statement said. (Prime/Business World Magazine)