Coronavirus cases in Egypt surpass 1,000 milestone    Japan ready to give coronavirus-hit nations anti-flu drug Avigan for free    Norway may slash oil output if top producers also cut: Minister    More than 600 dead in New York state in a day from coronavirus    5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says    Egypt's Sisi puts off inauguration of New Administrative Capital, Grand Egyptian Museum to 2021 due to coronavirus concerns    Ahly's coach Weiler refuses to leave Egypt despite coronavirus    Ex-Man Utd striker Berbatov says Liverpool fully deserve title    Arab League chief renews call to stop fighting in Libya    Egypt: gold prices today – April 4    Sawiris Foundation donates 100 million pounds to Egypt's coronavirus battle    Egypt-Sudan joint electricity grid starts operations – ministry    Britain unlikely to lift coronavirus lockdown until end of May: Government expert    Gulf Air says transit open again via Bahrain for international travellers    Egypt shuts main cancer centre after 15 medics test positive for coronavirus    Egypt's Sisi discusses Africa's anti-coronavirus efforts in virtual summit    Age limit could be raised for Olympic football tournament    Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe    Amazon to postpone Prime Day sales event due to coronavirus    Egypt's Zamalek to extend Carteron's contract after end of coronavirus    Comedy puppet Abla Fahita returns to screens during Egypt's curfew    J.K. Rowling starts Harry Potter At Home for housebound families    Broadcaster predicts Spain's La Liga restart in July with no fans    Apple to stop taking cut of some Amazon video purchases on App Store    Filling GERD will begin this rainy season: Ethiopian PM    Messi praises Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah's style    Egypt's Supreme Council of Culture launches three new competitions    Freed from detention    Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands    Captain Khan    Huawei to explore the ultimate potential on its Huawei P40 series    Egypt, MENA growth forecast at 2.7%, -0.3% respectively: IIF    Prosecution warns of EGP 300k fine or 2-year jail for spreading fake coronavirus news    Al-Sisi discusses joint coronavirus efforts with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince    Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles over Riyadh    CBE temporarily regulates cash deposits, withdrawals    Lagging COVID-19 response to shield frail economy: Rouhani    Farwell to Egyptian comedian George Sidhom    Weekend's virtual concerts, plays, and festivals people can stream at home    Amid coronavirus outbreak, Egyptian Premier League cancellation seems inevitable    Brazilian football stadiums transformed into hospitals to treat coronavirus patients    Stay At Home: Ministry of Culture to publish free books online for public browsing    What to watch to kill time in quarantine?    Ethiopia has not sent Egypt latest designs for GERD: Minister of Irrigation    Nigerien President hails Egypt's diplomatic attempts to reach agreement over GERD    Al-Sisi appreciates Kenya's support to Egypt's stance on GERD    Cairo court acquits Mubarak's sons of stock market manipulation    Egypt's President Sisi pardons some prisoners on 25 Jan. Revolution anniversary    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Up to 98 Egyptian exhibitors participate in Fruit Logistica 2020: AEC
Eight products to be exported to six new markets starting from next season
Published in Daily News Egypt on 14 - 02 - 2020

The number of Egyptian companies participating at the current international exhibition of "Fruit Logistica" is 98, Abdel Hamid El Demerdash, chairman of the Agriculture Export Council (AEC), estimated, said. The companies will display 67 Egyptian products, with the aim of attracting more European and Asian market customers.
In statements to Daily News Egypt, El Demerdash explained that the Council works with companies to identify important markets. It aims to set mechanisms for opening these markets in coordination with the Central Administration of Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine and agricultural quarantine in the targeted countries.
"The council is currently preparing to open up to six new markets for eight products and has already opened up 15 markets for 28 producers in the last two seasons," he added.
He noted that there is cooperation with Egyptian commercial representation offices abroad to open six new markets for eight Egyptian products, all of which will be exported starting next season.
He pointed out the futility of evaluating agricultural exports in the first season of entering markets, especially as agricultural exports always take a long time to prove themselves to consumers and gain their confidence.
"I cannot speculate how Egyptian agricultural exports to the targeted markets will look like over the upcoming period, but the council always works to identify obstacles before signing contracts with customers, which is what it tries to do in the current round of the Fruit Logistica exhibition," El Demerdash said.
He added, "Determining the form of sale in the markets, and the expected form of the season, always depends on international crop needs on a seasonal basis. This is controlled primarily by climate changes, thus showing price indicators and the amounts that can be traded."
This season, the council is interested in opening up to the markets of the Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand, China, Vietnam and Brazil, to exports potatoes, citrus fruits, grapes, peanuts, onions, grapefruits, dates and pomegranates.
The council opened 15 markets the last two seasons (Indonesia, Uruguay, China, Canada, Taiwan, East Timor, India, Myanmar, Turkey, Serbia, Vietnam, Australia, Brazil, Japan and South Africa).
Those markets allowed the entry of 28 products from Egypt, most prominently garlic, potatoes, citrus fruits, potato seeds, grapes, medicinal and aromatic plants, dates, beets, mangoes, onions and strawberries.
El Demerdash said Fruit Logistica is the largest fresh-produce tradeshow in the world, followed by "Fruit Attraction". Such exhibitions help Egypt to expand its products to East European countries, in particular.
He noted that Egypt's exports to Europe increased over the seasons. During the last season, quantities rose to 1.16m tonnes, representing 27% of the total amount of agricultural exports, and to $769.3m, representing 34%.
He pointed out the importance of the exhibition in identifying more customers to increase the volume of export contracts, in addition to meeting with existing customers to see if they had changes in the required business policies or specifications.
He explained that Egyptian citrus fruits are the strongest in general, as they continued to occupy the first position and grew 5.8% in the last season, to rise to 1.8m tonnes at the value of $716.5m, compared to 1.7m tonnes in the preceding season.
Citrus fruits are cultivated in several parts in Egypt. First, there is Al-Behera, with productivity of over 2.040m tonnes, followed by Al-Sharqeya, Al-Ismailia and Al-Qalyubiyah, whose combined production is 4.269m tonnes.
El Demerdash pointed out that Egypt's citrus fruit productivity decreased this season, between 18% and 20%, attributable to climatic changes that affect fruits. He added that "this supports a strong improvement in prices as demand increases or remains steady compared to last season."


Clic here to read the story from its source.