The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation’s Central Administration Plant Quarantine issued on October 31, 2017, Directive No. 48 – Regarding Special and Complementary Regulations for the Importation and Release of Wheat Shipments Imported from Abroad. The directive accelerates the release of inbound foreign wheat shipments; inspection procedures are to be expedited and be subject to the Egyptian standard for wheat. Directive No. 48 does not include new regulations; rather it is a compilation of all relevant rules and specifications. An unofficial translation of Directive No. 48 is attached.