Egypt scrapped the ban on import of wheat with trace levels of ergot
Egypt’s top administrative court permitted the import of Russian wheat with trace levels of ergot, APK-Inform writes.
"The top administrative court has ruled that the country should accept wheat with marginal levels of the common grain fungus ergot," Reuters reports.
Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, baffled grains markets when it began imposing a zero tolerance level on ergot in 2016, prompting suppliers to boycott state tenders until the country re-instated a tolerance of up to 0.05 percent ergot in cargoes, a common international standard.
The total fungus ban was lifted, only for a lower administrative court to reinstate it, citing health concerns.