Yemen exported 17 percent of its honey in 2001
Yemen produced 1,710 tons of honey in 2001, 435 tons of which was exported abroad, a 17 percent share of the total output reported Ath-Thawra. Yemeni honey is mainly produced in the provinces of Hadramout and Shabwah and is imported by Gulf, Indonesian, Brunei and Malaysian markets.
The United States Treasury ordered the assets of several honey companies in Yemen to be frozen in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on suspicion of laundering money for Al-Qaeda. The Republic’s Al-Nur Honey Press Shops, Al-Hamati sweets bakery, Mohammad Hamati and Al-Shifa Honey Press were all found on a US list of 39 individuals and organizations suspected of links with terrorism. — (menareport.com)
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