Europe moves to ban SA citrus imports

2013-11-16 13:26
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Brussels - The European Union is preparing a ban on South African citrus imports over fungal disease fears that could take orange juice off Europe's breakfast tables next summer, and undermine efforts in Brussels to broaden trade with Africa's biggest economy.

South Africa exports about 600 000 tons of citrus fruit - mainly oranges, lemons, limes and tangerines - to the EU each year worth about $1.3bn.

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