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Watermelons Return From Turkish Border Over High tariffs

The ban on exports of medical and hygienic products related to coronavirus has been lifted, according to the head of Food and Drug Administration of Iran.The ban on exports of medical and hygienic products related to coronavirus has been lifted, according to the head of Food and Drug Administration of Iran.

A 7,000-ton cargo of Iran’s watermelon exports to Turkey was returned due to a sudden surge in the neighboring country’s import tariffs, Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, said. 
Turkey would impose $100 per ton tariff on imports of watermelon up until last Thursday, but suddenly and without prior notice, it has increased the import duty to $300 per ton. 
“Confused Iranian exporters had to return their products, as correspondence between Iran-Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Turkish authorities failed to produce the desired outcome,” Mehr News Agency quoted Latifi as saying on Friday. 

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