The National Food Safety Authority continues to develop standards and procedures regulating food safety in Egypt. On June 2, 2021, the National Food Safety Authority Board of Directors approved mandatory technical regulations on the permissible residue levels of pesticides for food of plant and animal origin.
Due to insufficient rain, Algerian grain production in 2021/22 declined by 38 percent. As a result, grain imports are predicted to increase. While Algeria relies primarily on European wheat, German wheat is making gains at the expense of French wheat.
Post maintains its estimates for marketing year 2020/2021 (MY20/21) paddy area and production at 3,265 thousand hectares (THA) and 9.48 million metric tons (MMT). Despite reported droughts and floods in some parts of the country, industry sources expect higher production of the MY21/22 main wet season crop.
The revised EU27 sugar production forecast for market year (MY) 2021/22 is 16.6 million metric tons (MMT) in Raw Sugar Equivalents (RSE) as it suffered less from beet yellows virus (BYV) disease than the MY 2020/21 production.
On August 6, 2021, the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) announced a revised edition of the customs tariff book. The revised tariff book includes over 8,000 tariff line items for raw materials, intermediate, consumer-oriented, and capital goods.