Ministry takes measures to ensure strategic stocks of foodstuff

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AMMAN  — Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat said that the ministry has taken a set of measures to enhance the strategic stocks of animal- and plant-based foodstuffs, such as enabling establishments to import livestock, according to Al-Mamlaka TV. اضافة اعلان

Livestock imports include sheep and calves; also imported may be red meat, refrigerated, frozen, or vacuum packed, to expand importers’ options and enable them to buy them for the lowest possible prices.

Hneifat added that the ministry canceled all restrictions, including import periods and quantities, indicating that for the holy month of Ramadan, the ministry also allows imports of frozen, boneless, and cut chicken.

The ministry conducted several meetings to ensure the removal of obstacles that hinder work in agriculture and food production, and enhance the partnership with the private sector, Hneifat pointed out. The meetings resulted, among others, in canceling the import licenses for around 80 products.

The ministry also canceled many imports conditions on around 120 commodities, but Hneifat stressed that the ministry is committed to sustaining and protecting local products.

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