Russia doesn’t need Iranian poultry products
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Exporting Iranian eggs and chicken to Russia is 'a wrong act', said Nasser Nabipour, head of Tehran's Union of Egg-Laying Chickens.
Russia does not need to import eggs and chicken, therefore, talking about exporting Iranian eggs and chicken to Russia is 'a wrong act', Iran's Mehr news agency quoted Nabipour as saying on September 5.
On the one hand, high transportation costs, and on the other hand long distances, make importing eggs and chicken to Russia economically unjustified, he explained.
Currently, 350 tons of eggs are exported to Iraq, while exports to Afghanistan have been halted, he noted.
Also, small amounts of such products are being exported to Oman, he added.
Hossein Safaei, head of Iranian rural cooperatives organization said on August 1 that Iranian companies have not still permitted to export chicken and red meat, as well as eggs to Russia.
However, some Iranian companies have received the permission to export fish, shrimps, and dairies to Russia, he added.
Other food products can be exported to Russia without any problem, he said.