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Egypt lifts export ban on food staples - document

CAIRO, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Egypt has this week lifted a months-long ban on the export of staple goods such as wheat, flour, fava beans, vegetable oils, corn, lentils and pasta, its trade ministry said in a document seen by Reuters.

Egypt first banned the export of these staples in March for three months, and then renewed the three-month ban again in June.

Egypt is one of at least 19 countries that have introduced food export restrictions since the war in Ukraine sent prices soaring, hampering international trade flows for several agricultural products and sparking violent protests in some developing nations. (Reporting by Sarah El Safty, Editing by Louise Heavens)

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