Iran to start fisheries export to Russia in January
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran will start exporting fisheries to Russia in January.
The Head of Iran Fisheries Organization Hasan Salehi said that Russia has issued licenses for 18 Iranian companies to export fisheries to Moscow, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Jan. 3.
"We have the capacity to export over 5,000 metric tons of fisheries to Russia," he said.
"Iran will send the first consignment of fisheries to Russia in the near future," Salehi added.
"The consignment is consisted of trout and shrimp," he said.
Tehran is currently studying the possibility of exporting fruits and agricultural products to Moscow, as well.
During an official visit to Tehran by a high-ranking Russian delegation, the country officially requested Iran to increase its agricultural products and food stuff exports to Moscow in order to meet the country's domestic demands.
Head of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce Assadollah Asgaroladi said on September 30 that the chamber is studying a plan to replace US dollar with the two country's national currencies - rial and ruble - in bilateral trades.
"A Russian bank is supposed to establish a branch in Tehran, transferring the money to businesspersons at the exchange rate of free market," he said, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported.