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Qatar Blockade – Surge in Food Imports from Iran

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran was one of the countries which quickly stepped in to ensure Qatari supermarket shelves remained well stocked. Iranian exporters say helping Qatar is not just about making money. But deepening ties could […]

Iran to process Russian Wheat for Iraqi Flour Market

By John Lee. Iran is said to be negotiating a deal to import around 100,000 tonnes of wheat per month from Russia, enabling private millers it to increase flour exports to Iraq. Iraq imports about 3 million tons of flour a year, almost half of its demand of 6.9 million tons a year. According to […]

Rouhani leads Iran’s Return to Wheat Exports

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran is among the top wheat consumers in the world. Consumption per capita in the country is estimated at 167.6 kilograms (369 pounds) per year, almost three times the global average of some 67 kilograms […]

Qatar Says in Talks with Iran on Food Supplies

A Qatari official said Doha is in negotiations with Tehran and Ankara to secure its food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) cut trade and diplomatic ties with the Persian Gulf Arab state. “We are in talks with Turkey and Iran and other countries,” said the official, speaking on […]

KRG Bans Chicken Imports from Iran

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) has reportedly banned the import of chickens and eggs from Iranian farms. An official from the KRG’s agriculture ministry told Rudaw that they have decided to halt the import of Iranian chickens and eggs as the H5N8 bird flu virus has been found in many Iranian fields, […]

Iran, Turkey Sign Agriculture Deals

Iran and Turkey signed a number of agreements to promote cooperation in agriculture, including a road map to “strategic partnership” in this field. The documents were signed by agriculture ministers of the two countries at the conclusion of the 6th session of a joint strategic committee on Iran-Turkey agricultural cooperation, held in Ankara on Friday. […]

Iran ‘Self-Sufficient’ in Wheat

By John Lee. Iran expects to be self-sufficient in wheat in the coming Iranian year, and has banned state imports of wheat. Deputy Agriculture Minister Abdol-Mahdi Bakhshandeh told Mizan Online news agency: “Strategic wheat stocks are in very good conditions and we have reserves for more than six months … “What is needed for human […]

Russia eyes growing Agriculture Imports from Iran

By John Lee. Russian Ambassador to Iran, Levan Jagarian, has said he was interested in growing imports of agricultural products from northern Iran. In a meeting with the Managing Director of Anzali Free Zone, Reza Masrour, he said he was enthusiastic about the province’s potential in agriculture sector. He said lowering tariffs for Iranian goods […]

Azerbaijan Bans Iranian Meat Imports

By John Lee. Azerbaijan has introduced a temporary restriction on the import of livestock and livestock products from Iran. According to the report from Financial Tribune Daily, the ban follows an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Iranian province of Qom. “The import of animals and animal products from the provinces of Qom, […]

Iran Increases Food Exports to Russia

By John Lee. The head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA), Massoud Khansari (pictured), has announced that 500 trucks carrying foodstuffs have been dispatched to Russia in the past week, via the Azerbaijan Republic. According to Tasnim News Agency, Iran has made great efforts in recent months to replace Turkey in the […]

Russia Signs Meat Deal with Iran

Russia will start supplying poultry and beef to Iran by mid-January, according to a report from Global Meat News. Following a final inspection planned for 18th January, the Iranian Veterinary Organization is expected to approve supplies from Bryansk Broiler and Bryansk Meat Company. In return, Russia is expected to reduce or eliminate tariffs on certain […]