September 9, 2019

Egypt to suspend import of poultry products


An Egyptian poultry organisation has announced on September 6 a move to stop the import of poultry and poultry products due to lower prices of such products in the country, Egypt Independent reported.


The General Federation of Poultry (GFP) also highlighted low purchasing power following the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The latest decision came after a meeting between the federation and Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture, represented by Mona Mehrez, Deputy Minister of Agriculture for livestock and poultry affairs.

According to the statement, the decision aims to direct full purchasing power to the local market exclusively.

The officials will also instruct all ministries and authorities in Egypt to manage their needs from the local market in order to support the Egyptian poultry industry.

In addition, specifications will be published so that all poultry producers can contract with the slaughterhouses and supply the required quantities, a GFP statement said.

The statement pointed out that the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Alexandria and Qalyubiya will provide poultry products through 200 outlets.

- Egypt Independent

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