UAE bans rice exports and re-exports for four months

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Fri, 2023-07-28 22:16

LONDON: The UAE has banned rice exports and re-exports for four months, including rice of Indian origin, Emirates News Agency reported on Friday.
“The decision included banning the export and re-export of rice originating in the Republic of India imported into the country, including free zones, after July 20,” the statement said, adding that it applies to all rice varieties.
The UAE, which imports 90 percent of its food, said the ban would cover rice of all varieties including brown rice, fully or partially milled rice and broken rice.

A farmer spreads unpolished rice to dry in Toopran Mandal in the Medak district, some 55 km from Hyderabad, India. (File/AFP)
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