IRICA confirms palm exports from Iran

Palm Kernel & Nut
Published Nov 29, 2021

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EghtesadOnline: Around a month after rumors started circulating that Iranian palm trees were being smuggled from the country’s southern provinces, Bushehr in particular, to the littoral states of the Persian Gulf, the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration has now confirmed that exports have been made under the supervision of Bushehr’s Agricultural Organization.

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“A total of 650 tons of palm trees and palm tree saplings were exported during the first seven months of the current Iranian year [March 21-Oct. 22]. Some 600 tons of the volume were palm trees and the rest were saplings,” Mehrdad Jamal Arvanaqi, IRICA’s deputy head for technical affairs, was quoted as saying by ISNA.The official added that between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21, four export declarations were registered with Bushehr Special Economic Zone based on which a total of 588 palm trees weighing 600 tons and worth $136,100 were exported to Qatar.“Because the commodity is a sensitive export good, the palm trees were under the supervision of the experts of Bushehr’s Agricultural Organization to make sure they went through plant quarantines and were safe to receive phytosanitary certificates for exports. All required documents were uploaded on IRICA’s Electronic Packaging List Platform,” he said.Arvanaqi noted that although all the consignments were exported under plant export ...
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