Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced، today Sunday، that Bahrain decided to lift the import ban imposed on the Egyptian Guava starting from the next export session of 20182019. Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Abdel-monein Al-Banna said that the Bahraini Ministry of Works، Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning has officially notified Egypt that the permanent agricultural committee، affiliated to the Agriculture and Marine Resources Agency، recommended in its weekly meeting to lift the import ban on Egyptian Guava.
In April، Head of the Agriculture Export Council Abdel Hamid el-Demerdash said that Saudi Arabia is expected to lift its ban on Egyptian fresh guava in two-months.
He expected the ban to be lifted by the end of May، saying that negotiations are underway with Saudi Arabia over the issue.
Demerdash said that inspection of shipments will be intensified in the coming period so as not to face the same crisis.
Saudi Arabia received the last shipment of Egyptian fresh guava in January 2018، after which it banned importing guava from Egypt because some of the shipments contained high pesticide residues.