UAE bans import of agricultural products to encourage local business, healthy foods  
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 15-May-2017

Abu Dhabi, May 15: The United Arab Emirates have announced to ban the import of some agricultural products from a number of countries with an agenda to provide healthy and safe food to consumers and to encourage local business. Notably, the Ministry Climate Change and Environment of UAE The ministry stressed and vowed to provide healthy and safe food to consumers collaborating with local authorities and domestic suppliers.

The Ministry Climate Change and Environment of UAE said that the local market will not be affected at all by the ban of some agricultural products from a number of Arab countries with regard to their pricing during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The ministry also noted that the ban on these products will not affect the market in terms of quantity or quality, as there are alternative markets for importing these banned products.

The Ministry confirming the fulfillment of demands of UAE stated that local products are meeting the demands of the market. The local production of zucchini exceeded 18,500 tonnes, while eggplants were over 18,555 tonnes. “Due to the impactful climatic conditions, there is a vast production f cauliflower at over 11,320 tonnes. Cabbage stood at 13,420 tonnes, pepper about 4,000 tonnes and leafage at about 8,000 tonnes,” the Ministry added.

However, it is a major setback for the countries including Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, The Netherlands, Malaysia, New Zealand, US, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Turkey, France, Italy and Spain as the economy will be affected vastly.