Lemon exports from Turkey to require gov’t approval until August
Lemon exports will require government approval until August 31, 2020, Turkey’s Official Gazette said April 7. The citrus fruit has become highly in-demand during the COVID-19 outbreak as consumers have hoarded the traditional Turkish alcohol-based lemon-scented cologne.
Exports of fresh lemons now require approval from the Agriculture Ministry, Turkey’s Official Gazette said April 7.
Lemon exports will require government approval until August 31, 2020, the official statement noted.
Any exports promised before April 7 will be allowed to be carried out.Traditional lemon-scented cologne as Turkey's weapon to combat coronavirus
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