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.
On July 15, 2021, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI) signed Decree No. 322/2021. The decree renewed an earlier decision that extended the shelf-life validity period for imported frozen fish from six to nine months and of frozen beef liver from seven to ten months.
The National Food Safety Authority continues to develop standards and procedures regulating food safety in Egypt.
For a decade, trade of beef and beef products to Egypt have been very disrupted.
On June 15th, Egypt postponed its launch of the Advanced Clearance Information system (ACI). The Minister of Finance pushed the 1st of July deadline of full implementation of the new system to October 1st, 2021 citing the delay had been requested by several companies and diplomatic missions.
In the first quarter of 2021, U.S. soybean exports reached the second-highest value ever at $7.7 billion, nearly double the same period last year.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Egypt: Retail Foods

Egypt imported some $3.2 billion worth of consumer-oriented products in 2020. This is a 3 percent increase of the 2019 imports value of $3.1 billion.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in Egypt and Algeria

Egypt and Algeria are two of North Africa’s most rapidly growing markets for the food and beverage (F&B) processing and manufacturing sectors.
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2020 Agricultural Export Yearbook

The 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world. This summary lists only the United States’ primary trading partners.
One of the largest ships in the world was refloated and moving through the Suez Canal after being stranded and blocking the crucial global transport lane for more than a week.
Egypt’s Ministry of Finance issued Decree 38/2021 on pre-shipment registration under a new single window system that seeks to modernize and automate customs administration, simplify procedures...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Egypt: FAIRS Country Report

The National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) is continuing to expand its regulatory reach. The authority has taken full control on imports since November 15, 2019.