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Egypt to take offers of rice imports

(MENAFN) The Egyptian supplies minister said that the government would accept offers to purchase imported rice for its subsidy program, gulfnews reported



The country"s bid is a sign that Egyptian rice exports could soon be opened



Egypt had imposed a ban on rice exports in 2008 to save rice for local consumption and to discourage farmers from growing rice to save water



Head of the rice committee of Egypt"s Agricultural Export Council said: "It is a good step as it means they will test the local Egyptian market for its acceptance of other types of rice in order to free up some of the Egyptian rice for export.
Egypt to take offers of rice imports

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