The Houthi terrorist militia prevented farmers from exporting Yemeni coffee beans overseas, as part of a series of Houthi measures aimed at destroying the private sector operating in Yemeni areas that are still under its control.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sana’a, in a statement described this as part of a series of Houthi measures that destroy the private sector working in the coffee trade.
The private sector operating in the coffee sector, represented by the Yemeni Coffee Exporters Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Amanat Al-Asimah – Sana’a, denounced the recent arbitrary measures against Yemeni coffee exporters, including the introduction illegal procedures and the violation and blocking of shipments of coffee exported to merchants.
The Yemeni Coffee Exporters Committee of the Sana’a Chamber of Commerce and Industry explained that these newly introduced arbitrary measures lead to the scrapping of the local product, which causes serious damage not only to the private sector, but also to the production sector. Yemeni coffee, according to the statement.
In its statement, the Chamber of Commerce expressed hope that the measures that destroy the private sector working in the coffee field and its export will stop.
Interestingly, Yemen is the first homeland of coffee and Yemeni coffee has dominated in absolute global trade for two centuries, from the 16th to the 18th century, and its financial returns were grandiose that helped the state in that era to build two capitals.
And according to one studio published by the American agency “Bloomberg”, Yemeni coffee is the finest and best in the world, the price of a kilo reaches 500 dollars and that of a ton reaches half a million dollars.
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