The Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Mr. Al-Qusayr, announced the successful arrival of the first orange shipment to Japan after the implementation of all Japanese plant quarantine requests and the fulfillment of the severe Japanese technical specifications, which are considered the most difficult in the world.
Al-Qusayr said – in a statement today – that all inspection procedures at the Japanese port on Egyptian oranges were successfully completed and all conformed to all Japanese requirements and international standards, with the testimony of the Japanese who praised the control system that the Egyptian agricultural quarantine performs on exports.
He added that throughout the year 2019, the Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine intensified its negotiations with the Japanese side, as it was agreed on a work plan to start exporting after the completion of the necessary legislative and executive measures in Japan, which ended with the publication of a decision to open the Japanese market to Egyptian citrus varieties in the Japanese Official Gazette.
For his part, Dr. Ahmed Al-Attar, head of the Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine, said that the opening of the Japanese market is the biggest challenge that agricultural quarantine has faced in recent years in the field of opening new markets, due to the intense stone requirements on the Japanese side and the difficulty of negotiations, but this market has opened up to Egyptian exports. It is considered as a global quality mark, which all countries of the world attest to during the last period and that Egypt occupied the advanced centers in exports as the first in the world in exporting oranges.
It is worth noting that the Minister of Agriculture announced last November that the Japanese market would be opened for the first time to all Egyptian citrus fruits after many serious negotiations.
The article: The Minister of Agriculture announces the arrival of the first shipment of Egyptian oranges to the Japanese market. It was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.