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Iran Reduces Beef Import Tariffs

27 February 2018

IRAN - Iran’s Cabinet members have reduced import tariffs on frozen beef from 26 per cent to 12 per cent.

The decision was communicated to the ministries of agriculture, industries and economy on Sunday, IRNA reported.

According to Financial Tribune, about 820,000 tons of red meat, accounting for 90 per cent of the domestic demand, are produced in Iran every year. Annual imports stand at about 100,000 tons.

Iran imports beef mainly from Brazil and lamb from Australia, Armenia, Georgia, Dagestan, Mongolia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

TheCattleSite News Desk

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