Egypt is currently working to end a Saudi ban on imports of its strawberries that has just taken effect in the middle east country. The agriculture ministry is in talks with Saudi officials to resolve several problems related to the export of a number of products, including strawberries. This is a prelude to the reintroduction of exports to the Gulf country. The minister has stressed that Egyptian experts will be presented with Saudi conditions for resuming Egyptian crop imports. According to media reports, sample tests on a shipment of Egyptian strawberries showed that pesticide residue was higher than the international standard. Further, In April the UAE joined a number of countries that banned imports of pepper from Egypt.