Kurdistan's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has announced a ban on importation of certain fruits and vegetables from next month, according to AKnews.
The Marketing Director at the ministry, Nouri Ismael, said that this comes as a result of the region achieving self-sufficiency in these agricultural products.
Peppers will be banned permanently, while cucumbers, peaches and figs will be covered by a temporary ban from the middle of June until 30th November.
Other items covered by the ban include pumpkins, tomatoes, aubergines, beans, certain kinds of green beans, onions, melons, grapes, apples, pomegranates, potatoes, cauliflower and sunflower.
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