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Despite lifting ban, Egyptian commodities still absent in Sudanese market

Analysts believe the delay in enforcing the decision to lift the ban on the export of Egyptian products to Sudan is due to economic reasons, in light of the current changes and events ongoing in the country.

Egypt's parliament is trying to put pressure on Sudan with the key aim of allowing Egyptian commodities into the Sudanese market. Though Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir announced in October 2018 the removal of the ban on Egyptian products, the decision has not been enforced yet — a matter that prompted the Egyptian parliament to raise questions regarding the reasons lurking behind such procrastination.

More importantly, in light of the current drastic change in Sudan's political scene, the question arises as to whether Bashir's decision will be enforced.

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