Min. of Agriculture urges illegal citrus import bans

TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) – Iran’s Minister of Agriculture has urged border governors to stop the illegal imports of citrus from neighboring countries.

Mahmoud Hojjati emphasized the Ministry of Agriculture has not issued any permit for the import of citrus, thus warning governors of border provinces to monitor and prevent the smuggling of these kinds of fruit.

Addressing the governors of Sistan and Baluchistan, Bushehr, Hormozgan, Ilam, Khuzestan, and Kurdistan provinces, he asserted that illegal importing of fruits could lead to the spread of different damaging factors in country’s agricultural system.

“Iran has produced sufficient amount of citrus this year and has no need for imports,” said Hojjati, explaining why the ministry had not issued the permit for citrus import.  

He called on the governors in border provinces to take serious and strict measures against illegal imports.



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