Egypt is the world’s largest exporter of citrus, exporting nearly 1.5 million tons in the 2015-2016 season. “We have the potential to achieve 2 million tons in exports in the near future. At the present, we are negotiating market access with countries in Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam, also with Japan which will bring us new opportunities,” commented Mr. Hussein. At the moment, however, the best prospects for Egypt’s exports lie in China, where Egyptian citrus is considered excellent value for money and is very competitive on the imported citrus market. In fact, with 36,000 tons exported last season alone, Egypt is closing in on China’s biggest citrus supplier, South Africa, which exported nearly 47,000 tons of citrus to China in 2015.