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On June 30, Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) purchased 815,000 metric tons (MT) of wheat in a tender from four countries – France, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria.
On May 17, the Government of Iraq (GOI) announced higher purchase prices for locally-produced wheat in an effort to incentivize farmers to market their crop to the Ministry of Trade. On June 8, the GOI also passed a food security bill that allows the government to use public funds to meet urgent food needs, including issuing tenders to import wheat.
After more than 100 days of the Russian-Ukrainian war, wheat prices have surged almost 60 percent globally, hitting their highest levels in 14 years. Egypt, similar to the rest of the world, has been affected by the impacts of this war, especially since 82 percent of its wheat imports over the last five years originated in Russia and Ukraine.
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).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Morocco: Increased Import Duties on Wheat

On May 12, 2021, the government of Morocco announced the increase of customs duties on common and durum wheat.
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Saudi Arabia: Barley Trade Quarterly

On April 15, 2021, the Saudi government fully implemented its November 2020 decree to privatize the barley import sector.
This report contains an unofficial translation of Ministry of Agriculture order # No. 2698-20 of Rabii I 18, 1442 (November 4, 2020), amending and supplementing Ministry of Agriculture order...
On November 18, 2020, the Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft bill that exempts importers of key commodities from paying value-added tax (VAT) on shipping costs.
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Morocco: Morocco Amends Animal Feed Ingredient MRLs

This report contains an unofficial translation of the Ministry of Agriculture order #1598-20 of Chaoual 27, 1441 (June 19, 2020), amending and supplementing...
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Algeria: Grain and Feed Update

Crop conditions look normal overall, which indicate optimistic forecasts for Algeria’s MY2020/21 grain crop.
On May 7, 2020, the Government of Morocco extended the suspension of customs duties on common wheat and its products through December 2020.
On March 27, 2020, the Government of Morocco extended the import duty exemption on common wheat until June 15, 2020 to ensure adequate supply and maintain low prices in the local market.