In Egypt Trade Ministry lifts ban on rice exports

A statement by the ministry said the decision top lift the ban would be valid for six months from the date of publishing it in Egypt's official gazette.

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A farmer unloads rice straw for cattle from a boat near the river Nile on the outskirts of Cairo November 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh play A farmer unloads rice straw for cattle from a boat near the river Nile on the outskirts of Cairo November 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Egypt's Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Sunday a ban on rice exports would be lifted and an export tariff of 2,000 Egyptian pounds($255.43) a tonne would be applied.

A statement by the ministry said the decision top lift the ban would be valid for six months from the date of publishing it in Egypt's official gazette.

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