Egypt Independent

Sudan bans import of Egyptian agricultural, animal products



Sudan banned the import of Egyptian agricultural and animal products on Tuesday and obliged the Sudanese private sector to import goods directly from the country of origin without crossing through Egypt, the Sudanese Cabinet said in a statement on Tuesday.

Sudan decided in March to impose a total ban on Egyptian agricultural goods, reinforcing the restrictions it first imposed in September to ban Egyptian fruit, vegetables and fish due to health concerns.

The Sudanese prime minister also called for an inventory of imported non-Egyptian milk, sugar, tea and oil products, importers and the date of arrival at Sudanese ports.

The resolution also banned the import of seeds or seedlings from Egypt.

 

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm