Algerian exporters launched a campaign to defend the local product and confirm that the Algerian vegetables are largely demanded in the international markets.
Head of the National Association of Exporters, Ali Bay Nasri, said that the Algerian products continue to have wide demand in the markets of Qatar, France and Canada, with only one ton for dates in Canada and three for agricultural products in Qatar, which registered in May a demand for 330 tons of Algerian potatoes.
Ali Bay Nasri said in a statement, which copy is available by Echorouk that Algeria did not record in its history the high rate of its agricultural exports such as the current year, as they received a wide demand from a number of countries, and achieved significant figures, raising export figures of agricultural products from $ 34 million in 2015 to $ 51 million in 2017, and the latter rose from 28 to 46 thousand tons in the same period, to some 33 countries, noting that half of this quantity was directed to France.
“One payload of Algerian dates returned from Canada in 2017 because they contain worms, while the rest of the export operations are going normally since that period, and a number of orders for Algerian dates were received without any problem”.
“In the case of exports to Qatar during 2017, 3 tons were returned due to non-conformance with the requirements of this country. Between March and May 2018, over 680 tons were exported, of which 330 tons were registered only in May, proving that the demand for Algerian products continues. These figures reflect the high quality of the Algerian agricultural products and the high demand from Qatar, Russia and France”.
“In this context and for the public interest, the government is leading efforts to frame and sensitize the actors in the field of chemical treatment of products and to increase vigilance to ensure a national and international scheme that regulates the product markets and proves that Algerian products are conform to the standards and have excellent quality”.