The Minister of Agriculture Mohammed Daoudia has forbidden importing bananas into the Kingdom, in line with the ministry’s spokesperson Lawrence Al-Majali Sunday.
The native agricultural sector has two peak manufacturing durations yearly, one from Might till June, and one other from October till the top of December. Companies won’t be allowed to import bananas from different nations throughout these months to forestall competitors between native merchandise and imported merchandise.
The Ministry goals to protect native bananas, enhance the sector’s productiveness and provide one of the best costs, all with out growing the world of the land designated for banana cultivation.
The ministry can also be engaged on defending and boosting the native manufacturing of apples, olive oil and different native agricultural merchandise, in addition to eliminating competitors with imported merchandise.
Majali mentioned that the native sector has been more and more productive and might meet the native demand for bananas on most days, which is an estimated 285 tons.
Jordan had stopped importing bananas from different Arab nations since September eight however remains to be receiving bananas from Ecuador. Majali mentioned that’s as a result of shipments take 45 days to reach by sea and the cargo left Ecuador earlier than the ban went into impact. Though this type of bananas doesn’t compete with native bananas by way of price, the Ministry has introduced that retailers can’t import them with out prior approval.