The terrorist Houthi militia has prevented farmers from exporting Yemeni coffee abroad, as part of a series of Houthi measures aimed at destroying the private sector operating in the Yemeni areas that are still under its control.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 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 working in the field of coffee, represented by the Yemeni Coffee Exporters Committee in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Amanat Al-Asimah – Sana’a, denounced the recent arbitrary measures against Yemeni coffee exporters, including the introduction of illegal procedures, and the infringement and stopping of coffee shipments exported to traders.
The Yemeni Coffee Exporters Committee in the Sana’a Chamber of Commerce and Industry explained that these newly introduced arbitrary measures lead to the demolition of the local product, which causes severe damage not only to the private sector, but also to the Yemeni coffee production sector, according to the statement.
In its statement, the Chamber of Commerce expressed its hope that the measures that destroy the private sector working in the field of coffee and its export would stop.
It is noteworthy that Yemen is the first home of coffee, and Yemeni coffee has absolutely dominated global trade for two centuries, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and its financial returns were great that helped the state in that era build two capitals.
According to a study published by the American agency “Bloomberg”, Yemeni coffee is the finest and best in the world, the price of a kilo of it reaches 500 dollars, and the price of a ton reaches half a million dollars.