Sudan ratifies ban on Egyptian farm, animal product imports

Sudanese government urges private sector to import directly from countries of origin

18:56 May 30, 2017

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s cabinet has approved a ban on imports of agricultural and animal products from Egypt, Sudan’s state news agency SUNA said on Tuesday.

The cabinet also urged the private sector to import products directly from countries of origin, bypassing neighbouring Egypt.

Growing tension between Egypt and Sudan has led to mounting trade restrictions between the two countries. Sudan banned all Egyptian agricultural goods in March.