Tag Archives | food imports

Iranian firm to set up Farm Machinery Factory in Philippines

By John Lee. An Iranian firm is reportedly seeking to establish a 50-meter assembly line in the Philippines to produce farm machinery such as tractors. The Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) said in a statement that the Special Trade Adviser to the Embassy of the Philippines in Tehran, Nader Saeedi, discussed with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel […]

Iran Signs Trilateral Wheat Trade Deal

Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan have concluded a tripartite agreement on trading wheat. Deputy agriculture ministers of Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan signed the trilateral memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Moscow. The ceremony was attended by Iran’s ambassador to Russia, Mahdi Sanaei, as well as a top official from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Last […]

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 […]

Iran Lifts Ban on Rice Imports

By John Lee. Reuters hasd reported that Iran has lifted its ban on registration for imports of rice for five months. The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) is quoted as saying “the registration for imports of rice is allowed from January 21 until June 21”. (Source: Reuters) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons […]

Iran to buy 120,000 Tons of Soymeal

Iranian state-owned animal feed importer SLAL has agreed to purchase around 120,000 tons of soymeal in an international tender at the weekend, European traders said on Monday. Traders said the sale was said to have been made by a small trading house believed to be from Russia, according to Reuters. “The main grain houses did […]

Iran may Import Belarusian Beef

By John Lee. Iran may import beef from Belarus. According to a report from BelTA, Belarus’ Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said he has discussed supplying beef to Iran with representatives of the Iranian veterinary service and deputy ministers. “They are interested in it,” Igor Brylo said. (Source: BelTA) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under […]

Ukraine eyes Boosting Agricultural Trade with Iran

A Ukrainian official said the country’s Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry expects Kiev’s agricultural trade with Tehran to increase to $1 billion by the end of 2017. Vasyl Antonenko, the chief specialist of the bilateral trade and economic cooperation department of the International Cooperation Department of Ukraine’s Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry, said this during […]

Iran to Receive 1st NZ Meat Shipment Soon

The first shipment of New Zealand sheepmeat will be delivered to Iran later this month, the country’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said. “This is great news for Taylor Preston and the wider meat industry,” Guy said as quoted by Scoop News on Saturday. “It is only the start of what we are hoping will […]

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, […]

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. […]

Armenia to Produce “Halal” Food for Iran

By John Lee. The Armenian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments, Emil Tarasyan (picture), has met with the economic attaché of Iran’s embassy in Armenia, Abas Ghorbani, to discuss the possibility of opening a “Halal” food office in Armenia. According to a report from Hetq, the office would certify that food produced in Armenia, if […]

Indian Trade Mission to Discuss Rice Exports

India plans to send a delegation to Iran to discuss ways for resuming exports of its Basmati rice to the Islamic Republic, the president of All India Rice Exporters Association said. Mohinder Pal Jindal said the delegation comprising government officials and exporters will travel to Iran on January 27-29, The Economic Times reported. He added […]

Armenia Doubles Lamb Exports to Iran

By John Lee. Armenia’s Ministry of Agriculture has said that exports of lamb to Iran have increased from 681 metric tonnes for the whole year of 2015, to 2,200 tonnes so far in 2016. Agriculture minister Ignatiy Arakelyan and Iranian  ambassador to Armenia Seyed Kazem Sajjad have discussed the promotion of cooperation in the fields of […]

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. […]

Ireland Signs Deal to Export Sheep Meat to Iran

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Michael Creed, said the country’s exporters can now ship sheep meat to Iran following an agreement with the relevant Iranian authorities. “It is also an issue which I raised directly in bilateral meetings with the Iranian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Mr. Javad Kachoueian,” Creed said recently as […]

Russia to Export Fish Products to Iran

Russia’s Fishing Industry Gets Permit to Export Fish Products to Iran Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said the country’s fishing industry has obtained a permit to export fishery products to Iran in the near future. “Starting from next week fish products may be supplied to the territory of Iran from all 467 Russian enterprises and ships […]

Russia and Iran agree Meat Export Requirements

By John Lee. Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) and the Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO) have agreed on the requirements for the export of frozen boneless beef from Russia to Iran. This allows accredited companies to start supplies to Iran. Iran allowed Russia to supply beef to the country in January 2016, […]

Iran needs 1m Tons of High-Gluten Wheat

By John Lee. Iran needs to import 1 million metric tons of high-quality wheat by April to supply the requirements of domestic bread and confectionery producers. Kaveh Zargaran, the secretary general of the Federation of Iranian Food-Industry Associations, told Bloomberg that the shipments are needed for blending with Iran’s own wheat, which typically has a […]