Tajik officals believe there is a tacit trade conflict between Iran and Tajikistan

Iranian meat suppliers experience export problems to CIS

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Despite hopes from Iranian meat exporters that they could increase supplies to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), deliveries to the region, including most of the post-Soviet Union area, are not yet happening.

According to Symrise Parsian,  total market potential in the Iran  area is estimated to be more than US $113m. © iStock

Symrise opens Iran office

By Eliot Beer

German flavour and ingredients producer Symrise has opened a new office in Iran, replacing its freelance representation in the country as it aims to capitalise on the lifting of sanctions.

Iranian doors open, but buyers yet to enter

Iranian doors open, but buyers yet to enter

By Eliot Beer

Sanctions may be lifting but challenges remain for Iranian exporters, according to Pars Emerald Pistachio, which is aiming to focus on quality to expand its international sales.

Barentz forms Iran JV to tap Middle East market

Barentz forms Iran JV to tap Middle East market

By Eliot Beer

Dutch ingredients producer Barentz International has established a new joint distribution venture in Iran with Future Way Holding, to tap into the formerly-restricted market.

Tomra ,Genius 640 sorter, dates, MENA

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tomra modifies its camera tech and software for sorting dates in MENA

By Jenny Eagle

Tomra has developed its camera technology and software to modify its Genius 640 3-way sorter with two rejector streams for dates in MENA because ‘the industry wants different sizes, below and above a certain size so they all look the same in a package’. 

RusAgro plans to develop pork production in the far east of the country

Russian agri-firm invests in export plans for China

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

RusAgro, one of Russia’s largest agricultural holdings, has announced an investment of RUB60 billion (US$1.61bn) in the development of pork production in the far east of the country, as well as centrally-located Tambov Oblast, as the company eyes up China,...

Iran wants to boost local meat production

Iran takes action on red meat imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Iran’s food security has been damaged by a dramatic surge in meat imports, which have increased by 20 times over the past eight years, according to a report from the country’s National Food Agency.


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