Menu
Back Back
Egypt getting USD 100 million to import foodstuffs
Date 2020-05-07 18:31:00
Egypt getting USD 100 million to import foodstuffs

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) supplied Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) with the cash to enable purchases of items such as wheat and sugar during the pandemic.

Sao Paulo – “The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) entered into an agreement to supply Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) with USD 100 million. The GASC is tasked with covering commodity needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The funds will be used in purchasing 240,000 tons of wheat and 100,000 tons of sugar, among other items. ITFC CEO Hani Salem Sonbol said the loan facility approved by the ITFC is specifically targeted at supporting the import of critical basic commodities such as wheat and sugar, which are two staples the mass population of Egypt depends on. He also said the ITFC is doing what it can to assist in achieving food security in Egypt during a time when national economies are struggling with the economic impact of this terrible new disease.

Since 2018, ITFC has been supporting the government's efforts through a trade finance facility benefiting the GASC, Egypt's largest wheat purchaser. ITFC allocated USD 393 million for Egypt in 2019 that was dedicated to import 1.3 million tons of wheat and 130,000 tons of rice, Al Ahram reported.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Source: https://anba.com.br/en/egypt-getting-usd-100-million-to-import-foodstuffs/


The information provided by Islamic Organization for Food Security (“IOFS”) on iofs.org.kz (the “Site”) is for general informational purposes only. IOFS is a non-profit international organization and all information on the Site is provided in good faith, without any intent to commercialize, profit or otherwise exploit any content. Any commercial use, including without limitation reselling, charging to access, redistribution, or for derivative work such as unofficial translations based on these documents, are not allowed. All posts, publications, texts and any other forms of information on the Site owned by authors and references are linked within.

Under no circumstance IOFS shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Site.