The KRG’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources had decided to ban the importation of more vegetables and fruit in order to boost the local production, reports AKnews.
From the beginning of July it will impose the ban on sunflower seeds, watermelon, melon and eggplant, said Nuri Ismael, loan and marketing director at the Ministry.
He said the ban on importing sunflower seeds is “permanent” and for melon it will last till 31st July. For watermelon and eggplant the ban lasts until the middle of October.
The Ministry had already announced that it will ban the importation of cucumber, fig, peach and other produce into Kurdistan.
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