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Dates: duties spark fierce opposition

February 17, 2020 1:25 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. According to the Iranian Trade Promotion Organization the government intends to impose export duties on dates. Traders, however, vehemently oppose any export restrictions. The duties are to be applied from 05 April till 6 May.

Duties partly to blame for sharp decline in exports

Concerns over a possible rise in prices in the run up to Ramadan have prompted the government to consider imposing export tariffs on Kabkab and on Mazafati dates. Ramadan will end on 24 May. Traders, however, oppose such intentions as supplies will most certainly suffice for the Iranian new year celebrations on 20 March and for Ramadan. The government has introduced such tariffs on dates in the past without warning. This time the government has, however, not only notified exporters two months in advance but has als

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