Sudan has surprised its international customers by banning the export of raw peanuts.
The country is one of the world’s leading peanut producers, but has decided it wants to process raw nuts within the country and export what it claims will be more profitable secondary products.
Many of Sudan’s leading exporters companies were wrongfooted by what they said was a sudden move.
‘It’s as if France banned the export of wine overnight’
Rimaz Ahmed, Commercial Director of Abnaa Sayed Elobeid says they were given no warning at all: