Egypt Balks at Importing Irish Beef
Egypt has announced that its ban on Irish beef imports will remain in force until at least October, reports said.
The news will come as a major blow to the Irish beef industry, which has celebrated the re-opening of several major international markets in recent weeks, according to a report published by online.ie.
The Egyptian government's ban covers all beef from the European Union, and the decision to maintain it comes despite a diplomatic visit from Egyptian officials to view how Irish farmers have been dealing with the foot-and-mouth threat, it added.
For its part, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called on the their country's agriculture minister to launch a major public relations campaign to win back markets that Ireland has lost, said the report – Albawaba.com
© 2001 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)