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Seasonal Ban on Rice Imports as of Aug. 22

Seasonal Ban on Rice Imports as of Aug. 22Seasonal Ban on Rice Imports as of Aug. 22

The seasonal ban on rice imports will come into effect from Aug. 22, according to the deputy head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration for technical affairs.
Mehrdad Jamal Oranqi was quoted as saying by IRNA that importers have time to go through the clearance procedures of their rice consignments until that date.
The official noted that so far a total of 819,000 tons of rice have been imported since the beginning of the current Iranian year on March 20.
Every year and during the rice harvest season, the government bans rice imports in support of local farmers and domestic production. The ban usually lasts until November.

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