Déjà vu effect: a story about Egypt and ergot

14.06.2017

It became known this past week that Egypt may return to the zero-ergot standard for imported wheat.

On June 6, the Administrative Court of Egypt annulled an earlier government decree that had transferred authority to inspect the quality of strategic agricultural commodities from the Agriculture Ministry’s Quarantine Service to the Trade Ministry. This court ruling may imply Egypt’s return to the zero-ergot requirement running counter to international standards – it was the Ag Ministry’s Quarantine Service that issued this regulation in early 2016/17.

To know the consequences of such decision on wheat prices in the Black Sea region please read in the full version of the article that available to subscribers for weekly market report “Black Sea Grain & Oil” and “Online market review” by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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