Exemption from tariffs and export subsidies to support raisin exports
Deputy Minister of Commerce of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture, Tariff Exemption and Export Subsidies to Support Raisin Export The Deputy Minister of Commerce of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture said: “Traders enjoy a five percent tariff for the import of one kilogram of raisins for the import of one kilogram of bananas.”
Citing the public relations of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture, Ali Akbar Mehrfard stated that according to the book of export and import regulations of the country, the import tariff for bananas has been set at 26 percent. “In exchange for the market, traders will enjoy a five percent tariff for the import of one kilogram of raisins for the import of one kilogram of bananas,” he added. Export per kilo of raisins agreed.
Deputy Minister of Jihad Agriculture for Trade and Agricultural Industries, stating that Iran, along with the United States and Turkey, is one of the top three producers and exporters of raisins in the world, noted: about 180 to 200 thousand tons of raisins are produced annually in the country Last year, 114,000 tons of Iranian raisins were exported to Russia, Spain, Kazakhstan, Iraq and the UAE.
Mehrfard stated that the export capacity of Iranian raisins is about 140 thousand tons and specified: previously, in line with the “market for market” policy, the government had conditioned the benefit of importing each kilogram of bananas from a five percent tariff on the export of one and a half kilograms of apples. The adoption of this policy led to a 302% increase in Iranian apple exports in the first six months of this year.
The Deputy Minister of Jihad for Agriculture in Commerce and Agricultural Industries also referred to the production of 4.5 million tons of citrus in the country and said: The government in order to support domestic production and prevent surplus production in exchange for the export of three kilograms of Iranian oranges and tangerines This year, it has agreed to import one kilogram of these products from May 6 to September 6, 1996, ie in a season when there is no domestic production in the market.