EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has lifted its seasonal ban on rice imports.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is the biggest importer of black chador (a full-body semicircular piece of fabric used by some Muslim women to cover the body while leaving the face uncovered) with around $100-120 million worth of purchases annually, according to a board member of Iran Textile Specialists Association.
EghtesadOnline: Iraq and Iran are neighbors: Around $25 million worth of Iranian goods enter Iraq every day. But it is not clear what will happen when a three-month US waiver that allows Baghdad to trade with Tehran expires.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s imports during the first month of the current Iranian year that ended on April 20 stood at $2.3 billion.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has banned the import of cat and dog food.
EghtesadOnline: Despite sanctions and limitations on international money transfer, Iran will import 1.1 million tons of raw vegetable oil, including those from soybean, sunflowers, palm and sesame, in the fiscal 2019-20, just as it did last year, the secretary of Iranian Vegetable Oil Industry Association said.
EghtesadOnline: The government will no longer grant subsidized foreign currency for the import of red meat, Deputy Agriculture Minister Morteza Rezaei told Fars News Agency.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 7.09 million tons of finished and semi-finished steel products were exported from Iran during the 11 months to Feb. 19 to register a 4.33% year-on-year decrease, the Iranian Steel Producers Association's latest report showed.
EghtesadOnline: Iran was the biggest importer of corn from Russia during September-February 2018-19.
EghtesadOnline: Malaysia exported 566.618 tons of palm oil products worth more than $380.58 million to Iran in 2018, which shows a 6.8% and 23.6% decline in weight and value respectively compared with the previous year.