Libya’s Food and Drug Control Centre announced yesterday that it had rejected a shipment of 3,893 cans of energy drink at Tripoli port for ‘‘non-conformity to explanatory data specifications (No. 53)’’.
The energy drink was of the brand ‘‘Forza Bomber’’ and originated from Kosovo.
Today, the Food and Drug Control Centre also announced that it had reject a shipment at Tripoli port of Rainbow/Minic Co. branded chewy candy. The shipment was of 285 boxes, originating in Turkey, was also rejected for non-conformity to explanatory data specifications (No. 53).
The goods will not be allowed to clear customs at Tripoli port and must now be returned to the point of origin or destroyed by the Customs Authority.
The rejection of the shipments sends a clear message to foreign manufacturers / exporters and their Libyan importers / distributors that there are import specifications that apply when exporting to Libya which they must make themselves aware of.