Iran’s Export of Some Agricultural Products to Russia Up 500% in 2023

Iran’s Export of Some Agricultural Products to Russia Up 500% in 2023

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision said that the import of some Iranian agricultural products, including orange, lettuce and bell pepper, from Iran has increased by 500 percent in 2023 compared to a year earlier.

Sergei Dankvert made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia and head of Iran Veterinary Medicine Organization held in the Russian capital of Moscow.

He noted that the volume of trade between the two countries in the field of agricultural products is on a growth trajectory.

Dankvert pointed to the growth of Iran’s export of agricultural products to Russia and added that Iranian products have replaced those imported into Russia from Europe and this shows the high quality of Iranian products, IRNA reported. 

The development of cooperation between Iran and Russia in the field of agriculture will serve the interests of both countries, he emphasized.

For his part, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture Alireza Paymanpak said that high-ranking officials of the two countries have placed special emphasis on boosting bilateral ties in all fields, especially in the fields of trade and economy, so, responsible officials of the two sides should make their utmost efforts to materialize this objective.

He pointed to the recently-inked Free Trade Agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and said it will expand trade activities between the two countries.

Paymanpak called on the Russian side to remove the existing trade barriers regarding the entry of Iranian goods to the Russian market.

The free trade agreement between the EAEU and Iran was signed during the EAEU summit in St. Petersburg on December 25.

In 2018, Iran and the EAEU inked a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), which came into effect on October 27, 2019. The two sides later began negotiations to upgrade the PTA to an FTA after the success of the former.

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