Bosnia and Herzegovina has been granted permission to export processed eggs to the European Union.

It follows the approval of poultrymeat exports from the country and was described as a success for the poultry sector and the food industry more generally by trade minister Mirko Šarović.

Formal approval, which was granted by the commission at a standing committee meeting, will mean exports can begin in the coming weeks.

And the country is now working on table egg exports, which require higher levels of approval because of salmonella control requirements.

“Following our months-long preparations, we managed to secure this permission from the European Commission,” explained Mr Šarović.

“So far, none of the products containing eggs from Bosnia and Herzegovina could be exported to the EU.

“This problem has been solved now and producers of composite products such as pasta, bakery products, etc, can now export their products freely to the EU.”