To boost local produce

Iraq temporarily bans import of Iranian agricultural products

BAGHDAD, October 23 — The Director of the West Asia Office of the Iranian Trade Development Organization, Farzad Belten, confirmed on Monday that Iraq has temporarily banned the import of some agricultural products from Iran.

Belten stated to the Iranian “Fars” agency, as reported by Network 964:

“According to the announcement from the commercial attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Tehran, in support of local production, the temporary ban will be imposed on the supply of agricultural products such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and watermelons from Iran, with the ban on the export of potatoes to Iraq continuing until further notice.

Iran’s exports to Iraq in the first half of the current fiscal year ending on September 22, 2023, reached about 4.5 billion dollars, with agricultural products accounting for approximately 20 percent of this volume.”