Iran says it expects to resume supplies of dairy products to Russia

29 September 2021

Iran expects Rosselkhoznadzor to lift restrictions on the supply of dairy products. This was reported to TASS by the trade attaché at the Iranian embassy in Russia, Iraj Zarei.

"A certain problem has arisen in the export of dairy products. Of course, we hope that, given the quality of Iranian dairy products, Rosselkhoznadzor will assist and contribute to solving this problem," he said in a conversation with TASS during his working visit to St. Petersburg.

As it was reported in June, the Iranian ambassador asked Rosselkhoznadzor head Sergey Dankvert to consider lifting the restrictions. In late February, Rosselkhoznadzor was forced to impose temporary restrictions on exports of dairy products from Iran through the Yarag-Kazmalyar checkpoint located on the Russian border in the Republic of Dagestan. The decision was made after revealing the facts of Iranian dairy products imported without proper permits from Rosselkhoznadzor, with non-compliance with temperature conditions of transportation and from enterprises that are not certified for supplies to the EEU countries.

Zarei added that the main products exported from Iran to Russia are agricultural products and seafood. "Our trade turnover has always been in favor of Russia because the Russian Federation is a supplier of a number of essential goods. In addition to these goods, in my opinion, it is necessary for the countries to think about how to increase the turnover of other categories of goods as well," he said.

According to information published by the Eurasian economic commission, the trade turnover between Iran and Russia was $2.22 billion in 2020, of which $1.42 billion came from Russian exports. Compared to 2019, trade between the two countries increased by 39.8%.



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Based on materials from TASS