TEHRAN, Iran, Sep. 21
Diplomacy became an unavoidable tool to achieve economic and export goals, Secretary-General of the Federation of Iranian Food Industries Association said, Trend reports citing IRNA.
Rashid Azizpour addressed the lack of stability in export-related regulation, as a main negative indicator impacting competitive advantages of Iranian products.
Pointing to other Iranian food item's export issues, Azizpour referred to a lack of necessary support to exporters.
"The government must pave the way for exporters so that they can have a stable presence in export markets and thus achieve sustainable growth," the secretary-general said.
Azizpour also pointed to the issue of supplying raw materials to producers.
He pointed out that it may be possible to make changes in the domestic markets by changing the regulations, but there is no possibility of change in export markets.
Referring to export incentives, Azizpour indicated that the incentives have never been able to gain a foothold in the industry, because it is either inefficient or not well implemented.
He went on to emphasize the need for economic diplomacy.
"Iranian diplomats and commercial counselors must have a very close relationship with the country's economic activists," he advised.
According to reports, in 2020, 128 million tons of agricultural products have been produced, while the production of the agricultural sector in 2019 was about 123 million tons.