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Israel: Citrus Annual

Israel’s planted area with citrus in marketing year (MY) 2021/22 is forecast to be 16,200 hectares (ha) with no change from the area planted in MY 2020/21. The productive area is estimated at 15,350 ha.
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Algeria: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Ministry of Agriculture’s December 24, 2020, decree prevents agricultural genetically engineered product development, commercialization and import into Algeria. FAS Algiers continues to support biotechnology researchers through the Borlaug scientific exchange program.
In order to move forward in the area of agriculture biotechnology, Egypt needs a biosafety legal framework. The absence of a legal framework inhibits field trials, as well as the commercial use of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
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Morocco: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Morocco continues to import agricultural products derived from genetically engineered (GE) technologies for use in animal feed products. No GE products have been developed or commercialized for local production in Morocco.
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Saudi Arabia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Saudi regulations allow the importation of biotech plant products, but they are required to be labeled if they contain more than one percent genetically engineered (GE) plant ingredients.
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Tunisia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Tunisia postponed non-urgent reforms throughout 2021 due to an unstable political environment and the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there is no timeframe for Parliament to review and vote on Tunisia’s biosafety framework, and so the policy, which was drafted in 2014, remains on hold.
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Israel: Israel Passes New Soft Drink Tax

On October 20, 2021, Israel passed its proposed tax for soft drinks, concentrates, and powders (HS 20.09, 21.06, and 22.02).
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Saudi Arabia: Exporter Guide

Saudi Arabia is a 20th largest importer of U.S. food and agricultural products in the world, with direct U.S. exports of $1.23 billion in 2020. Return to semi-normal living conditions are invigorating U.S. agricultural exports to the Kingdom as supported by the U.S. Customs data for January – August 2021 that show 16 percent increase compared to the same period in 2020.
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Saudi Arabia: Barley Trade Quarterly

Saudi Arabia’s barley imports for the first six months of MY2021/22 (July – Dec. 2021) is estimated at 2.8 million metric tons (MMT), a reduction of 30 percent compared to the same period last year.
On December 29, 2021, the Government of Morocco suspended customs duties on durum wheat (1001.19.00.10 and 1001.19.00.90), common wheat, and its derivatives (1001.99.00.19 and 1001.99.00.90).
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Egypt: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Post revises 2020/2021 production forecast down. Egypt experienced a difficult table grapes season due to unexpected weather conditions.
This report outlines Jordan’s regulatory requirements for food and agricultural product imports. Jordan occasionally bans imports of specific products due to sanitary-phytosanitary (SPS) concerns.