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New Zealand Delays Plan to Export Lambs to Iran

By John Lee. New Zealand has reportedly postponed plans to export lamb to Iran. A spokesman for Silver Fern Farms, one of two exporters working with import companies in Iran, emphasized that the plan would be put into practice next season, which begins in December. NZ Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said he had just […]

New Zealand to Export “Safe” Sheepmeat to Iran

New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said New Zealand meat exporters will deliver “safe” sheepmeat to Iran in the near future. New Zealand meat exporters could be landing sheepmeat into Iran later this year as efforts are made to revive a trade which was at its height during the boom years of the 1980s, […]

Iran’s Priciest Export at risk

By Zahra Alipour for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  With Iran to its south and Russia to its north and west, the Caspian Sea is not only rich in oil and natural gas reserves, but it is also the […]

Iran Exporting Eggs to 10 Countries

An Iranian deputy agriculture minister highlighted the steps the country has taken to secure a place in the highly competitive market for poultry products, saying Iran is now exporting chicken eggs to 10 countries, mostly in the region. Speaking on a radio program on Sunday, Hassan Rokni said Iran ranks among the world’s top 12 […]

Thailand seals Iran Rice Deal

By John Lee. Bangkok Post reports that Thailand has secured a deal to sell rice to Iran for the first time in 10 years, with 50,000-100,000 tonnes of white rice due over the next 1-2 months. Sombat Chalermwutinan, president of Asia Golden Rice Co, said the company is in the process of asking for cooperation […]

New Zealand to Export Meat to Iran

By John Lee. New Zealand is to resume exports of sheep and beef to Iran, following an meeting on Sunday of their respective Ministers for Agriculture. Nathan Guy, New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister, and Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati, also discussed possible kiwifruit and shrimp exports to Iran, and cooperation in areas such as fish farming. […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Senior Wheat Breeder, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Senior Finance Manager, Relief International (Source: UN) (Picture credit: Amir1140)

Polish Tractor Firm in Iran Deal

By John Lee. Polish tractor producer Ursus signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tabriz-based Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company (ITMCo). Under the deal, the companies will cooperate in the use of components to produce tractors in the 47-150 hp power range, dedicated to the markets where both companies currently operate. They will also start a […]

Norway “eager to expand” Fisheries Cooperation with Iran

By John Lee. Norway’s Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg (pictured), has told Iran’s Ambassador to Oslo, Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzadeh, that he welcomes increased cooperation between the countries in fisheries and aquaculture. According to IRNA, the ambassador said the vast coastlines in the northern and southern parts of Iran, production of fishery products, processing and re-export […]

Japan Donates $6.9m to Iranian Projects

The Government of Japan has allocated $6.9 million to five projects in Iran. The assistance, aimed at building a “tolerant and stable society” in the region, will go to the following projects over the next five years: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): $1 million towards the restoration of Lake Urmia “via local community participation in […]