Jun 11, 2016, 8:39 PM
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Iran dairy export to Iraq resumes

Tehran, June 11, IRNA – Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO) declared on Saturday that following confirmation of World Organization for Animal Health concerning control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Iran, prohibition of Iran's dairy export to Iraq was abolished.

The WOAH reported on May 31, 2016 that the disease has been controlled in Iran and upon the report; head of veterinary organization of Iraq ordered the prohibition to be cancelled.
The Iraqi organization has sent the letter to related bodies and organizations in Iraq as well as custom house of the country.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia are two competitors in Iraqi dairy market.
Iran aims to export 30 tons of different types of dairy monthly to Iraq.
According to the statistics of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs House, value of Iran's export and import of agricultural crops and food industries in year 1394 fell 14 percent and 27 percent respectively compared with preceding year.
Upon the statistics, agricultural export in year 1393 stood at 6.5 billion dollars. It fell 18 percent in year 1394 to 5.6 billion dollars.