Iran imports 500 camels from Qatar
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
In the current Iranian year (started on March 21, 2019), Iran for the first time imported 500 fertile camels from Qatar, Chairman of the Iran Veterinary Organization Alireza Rafipour said, Trend reports referring to the website of the Iranian Ministry of Agriculture Jihad.
A decision was made to increase the number of camels imported from Qatar to 10,000, Rafipour said. He noted that the camels are fertile and imported for races, because camel-breeding is a profitable sector and creates employment opportunities in the country.
In the last Iranian year (March 21, 2018-March 20, 2019), permission was given to import 1.3 million sheep, however, only 100,000 sheep were imported, he added.
He further noted that in the current Iranian year, permission has been given for the import of 35,000 tons of meat, which is imported on daily and weekly basis now.
Due to sanctions against Iran, the country imports meat and livestock from 42 countries, Rafipour said.
The US imposed sanctions on Iran in November, 2018.