Iran lifts ban on onion exports

Business Materials 21 May 2019 12:43 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran has lifted the ban on the export of onions upon the instruction of Reza Rahmani, Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, Trend reports referring to the Young Journalists Club (YJC).

Considering the problems with selling onions faced by the farmers in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan Province, the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad of Iran confirmed that there is surplus production of onions in the country.

Taking this into account, Reza Rahmani gave an instruction on delivery of onions to the Iranian Customs. The ban on onion exports is to be canceled starting from the next day.

In order to regulate the domestic market in Iran, a ban was placed on the export of onions on April 4 by the order of the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.