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Russia Keen to Resume Grain Exports to Iran

Russia is interested in resuming exports of its grain to Iran, the press service of the Russian ministry of agriculture said in a statement. “Russian grain exporters are extremely interested in resuming exports to Iran. I hope the Iranian side will soon lift this ban or work out other solutions that would make it possible […]

Iran to Import Russian Beef

Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Tehran and Moscow have signed a protocol whereby Iran allows import of frozen Russian beef to the Islamic Republic. In a statement on Tuesday, Rosselkhoznadzor said Iran’s Veterinary Organization has endorsed a protocol on Russian frozen beef supplies. “The coordination of the protocol is in fact the official Iranian market […]

Iran to Ban Imports of Basmati Rice

By John Lee. Iran is to ban the importation of basmati rice in an attempt to protect its local industry. According to the report from India’s Economic Times, basmati prices have climbed on rising demand from Iran in advance of the ban, which is due to come into effect on 23rd July. (Source: Economic Times)

Russian Meat Producer Targets Iranian Market

By John Lee. Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, has said it will prioritise its halal segment and extend its sales to Egypt and Iran.  The company recently received halal certification and licences to export its poultry products to the UAE. (Source: Cherkizovo)

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 […]

Big Potential for Pakistani Food Exports to Iran

By John Lee. The head of the All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetables, Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) has estimated an export potential of $80 million with Iran. Chairman Waheed Ahmed said: “Pakistan can ship 80,000 tonnes of kinno worth $50 million annually, followed by 15,000 tonnes mango of $10.3m, mango pulp of $30,000 and […]

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 […]

Iran Approaches Self-Sufficiency in Wheat

The Head of Iran’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC) said the country’s wheat production in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2016-March 2017) will exceed 10 million tons. Ali Qanbari told the Tasnim News Agency: “We will have no wheat imports next year and given satisfactory precipitations in the month of fall, we can approach the […]

Fruit Import Ban Still in Effect

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture for horticultural affairs, Mohammad Ali Tahmasbi, has confirmed that the ban on fruit imports is still in place, and has called on executive bodies to take action against illegal fruit imports. The Minister went on to say: “Illegal imports not only increase the risk of plant pests and diseases, they […]

Grain Traders Eye Business in Iran

Food wasn’t subject to the sanctions imposed on Iraq, but according to a report from Bloomberg the rules created enough difficulty to keep many grain suppliers out. While the biggest traders, such as Bunge and Cargill kept operating in the country, the end of sanctions is a chance to expand operations. German firm BayWa sent […]