Ban on rice imports pushed back

Financial Tribune – The Ministry of Agriculture has announced that the ban on rice imports will be postponed this year.

Importers will now have until Sept. 22 to go through customs clearance, the news portal of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran reported on Saturday.

Earlier, Ali Maqouli, the director general of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration’s Imports and Free and Special Economic Zones Affairs Center, announced that rice shipments had until August 11 to go through customs clearance, provided they acquired warehouse receipts or declaration forms before the end of working hours on July 22.