On-the-Ground Update

Iran imposes ban on chicken meat exports amid anticipated shortages

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Besim Donmez
Published Nov 11, 2020
The Iranian ministry of trade has announced that it has imposed a ban on chicken exports for fears of domestic shortages. The ban will be in effect starting from November.

Iran had earlier reduced the duties for chicken exports from June 9 up to July 20 due to excess production however, this decision has resulted in the increase of domestic chicken prices. High poultry feed prices and shortages are forcing the position of the country to impose the ban.

The country has reportedly exported 7,000 tons of chickens during the period of March 20 - June 20, generating $13.3 million in revenue mainly from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Gulf countries, and Venezuela.
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