From April 1 Uzbekistan will impose a ban on the imports of non-enriched flour to the country.
From April 1 Uzbekistan will import only 1-grade wheat flour enriched with micronutrients.
The share of wheat flour enriched with micronutrients forms 30% of the general volume of all varieties of flour produced and imported by Uzbekistan. Nearly 56% of the population consumes micronutrient-fortified flour, but the authorities plan to increase the figures to 90%, to prevent the iron-deficiency anemia.
Since January 1, 2011 Uzbekistan has produced and sold 1-grade wheat flour only in the form of enriched product with micronutrients. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)