TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran exported over 2.7 million tons of agricultural products worth $1.69 billion during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-July 21), said an official with the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced on Wednesday.
Mehrdad Jamal-Orounaqi said Iran exported two million tons of agricultural products valued at $1.582 during the corresponding period of the preceding year, IRNA reported.
He listed the main items of agricultural exports as pistachio, tomato, watermelon, apple, tomato paste, chocolate, biscuit, potatoes, and cheese, adding that the products were exported to Iraq, China, Afghanistan, Russia, and the UAE.
Despite the US sanctions, the prevalence of the coronavirus, and the consequent restrictions on the country’s borders, Jamal-Orounaqi added, consultations were made by IRICA and authorities so that agricultural and perishable items would be allowed to be exported in accordance with health regulations.
He also said that the outbreak of the coronavirus and economic sanctions had no negative effect on the export of these goods and products.
The exports of basic goods, foods, and fruits, the official said, as previously announced by the relevant authorities are still prohibited and in case of violation, IRICA will deal with violators legally.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews