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Iranian investors are ready to finance a project to revive apple orchards in the Ayagoz District of eastern Kazakhstan. The two parties have already signed a memorandum of cooperation on the initiative.

FESCO, in cooperation with the Maritime port of Olya, will start servicing trade shipments across the Caspian Sea between Russia and Iran.

The head of the Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS) Andrey Belyaninov announced that the agency will be working to create a "green corridor" for goods imported from Syria, Iran and Italy.

The Russian Federation is seeking to increase vegetable and fruit imports from Jordan, considering that after restrictions against Turkish products opened up a niche in the Russian produce market, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev told journalists.

A research branch of Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported that during the month of February the Top-10 import countries that violated quarantine regulations when pests were detected on their products alone have accounted for 73% of all violations reported in February.

Russian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levin, during a meeting in Tehran with the Iranian Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mahmoud Hedjati, said that the purpose of establishing a green corridor between the two countries is to increase the volume of products traded as well as decrease expenses attributed to transportation costs.

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had sent an official report from Moscow last week to affirm the Kremlin’s intention to increase imports of Iranian products as well as underscore its stance that prohibited Turkish food products will not be permitted to enter the Russian market, said Zamir Kabulov, the Russian president’s special representative for Afghanistan and director of the Second Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Iranian exporters sent 20 tonnes of tomatoes to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on February 3, according to a public relations representative of Russia’s Southern Customs Department.

Starting this year, there has been a lot of news regarding Russian-Iranian trade relations and exports of Iranian products to the Russian market. The head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Sergey Dankvert, said that one of the most valuable prospects is the creation of a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEC) and Iran. Negotiations are already underway to make these plans possible.

The Russian retailer DIXY released a press release stating that the company is ready to replace now-prohibited Turkish fruit and vegetable imports with more and various products grown in Iran.

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