Duties to be imposed on tomato exports as of Dec. 22

Financial Tribune – With the aim of regulating the domestic market, the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade will enforce duties on tomato export as of Dec. 22, announced the director general of the ministry’s Economic Affairs and Commercial Policies Office.

Mohammad Reza Kalami Bajestan also highlighted that domestic demand is prioritized over export, IRNA reported.

The price of tomatoes has been on the rise since last week, going up from 50,000 rials ($0.41) to 150,000-200,000 rials ($1.23-1.64) per kilogram.