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Iran lifts ban on kiwi exports

Business Materials 18 September 2018 15:38

Tehran, Iran, Sept. 18

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Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) said the country plans to resume the export of kiwi and citrus fruits.

In a statement on September 18, the Iranian trade promotion organization said the country has lifted a ban on the export of kiwi fruits and citrus fruits in a bid to protect its reputation in the global market, Mehr news agency reported.

The ban on kiwi export until October 23 was notified to all provincial agricultural organizations across the country by the director general of Agriculture Ministry’s Quarantine Affairs Bureau on September 4.

Akbar Ahangaran, the head of the bureau, said that the measure had been taken to prevent the export of unripe kiwis as this would stain the reputation of Iranian kiwis in export markets.

The ban reportedly had nothing to do with quarantine issues and was aimed at maintaining the quality of exports.

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