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Iranian Exporters Looking to Supply Eggs to Russia

by 5m Editor
20 August 2014, at 7:26am

IRAN - Iranian exporters want to supply eggs to Russia following Moscow’s ban on produce from Western countries, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Itar-Tass.

“Iran will start exporting eggs to Russia in the next two weeks,” Managing Director of the Union of Iran's Egg Exporters Hedayat Asghari said, adding that the country was ready to export 5,000 tons of eggs to Russia every month.

According to APA, Mr Asghari said Iran produced an extra 20,000 tons of eggs every month, and part of Iran's egg production surplus was also exported to Iraq, Armenia, Tajikistan and Georgia.

In response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis,Russia banned all meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetable imports from the United States, the 28-nation European Union, Norway, Canada, and Australia for one year.