Labiba Nayeem Khan of DOT
 Europe is one of the major export markets for such products in Bangladesh. But in 2014, exports of seedless lemons and beers were banned by the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). At that time, a type of bacteria called canker was found in lemons and Salmonella bacteria was found in the drink. Lemon exports were closed till last week after the ban was extended. And the ban on betel export is still in place,reports Jagonews24. According to the Bangladesh Fruits, Vegetable and Allied Products Exporters Association (BFVAPEA), they are also optimistic about drinking after the lifting of the ban on lemons. There is a big market for drinks in Europe. If this barrier is removed, the overall export of agricultural products will recover.
 BFVAPEA general secretary Mohammad Mansoor told Jago News that the declaration to lift the ban on betel export could come at any time. The European Union knows that they are now producing a completely bacteria-free drink. They took samples, information and all the documents, and after checking and sorting, everything was alright.  He said “The final declaration was probably not due to Corona. Because we had a virtual meeting with the EU RASFF authorities six months ago. They also said they would lift the ban within a month.”