El Salvador Authorizes Corn Import

In order to guarantee the supply of basic grains in the country, the Salvadoran government has signed an agreement to import 35,000 tons of white corn.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Due to the lack of rain that has affected crops in areas of the east of the country, the government signed an executive agreement between the ministries of Agriculture, Economy and Finance, to import basic grain.  

See "Price of imported corn drops 56%"

Regarding the areas affected by the drought, Eleconomista.net reports that " ...In the case of the eastern departments of Usulután, San Miguel, Morazán and La Unión, there has been a lack of rain since June 22, which has caused dryness in the fields."

For its part, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock said in a statement that " ... As part of the measures taken, this State department together with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance have signed an Executive Agreement for the opening of an import quota of 35,000 metric tons of white corn, in order to guarantee the supply of this grain in case of [crops] being considerably affected."

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