Kurdistan Region will ban imports of some fruit and veg, says Agriculture Ministry21/07/2012 17:07
ERBIL, July 21 (AKnews)- The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has decided to ban importing some fruit and vegetables in the next five months, including apples and pomegranates.
Marketing director Nouri Ismael said: "Importing apples will be banned from August 1 to October 30. Pomegranate from August 15 to January 31.
"Grapes will be banned permanently. Cauliflower and cabbage will be banned from November 28. Lettuce from November 15 until January 31."
Other produce such as coriander, leek, chard, radishes and beetroot will be banned from October, said Ismael.
The ministry decided to issue the ban because the region's home-grown fruit and vegetables will be ready in the next five months.
By Dawan Hadi