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Dates: trucks stranded at borders

March 18, 2020 8:56 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. The continuing spread of the coronavirus is rendering the situation for date producers and exporters more and more difficult in Iran. Traders report…

…that many date factories have been forced to shut down and that workers have been laid off. More than 25 trucks carrying dates from Khuzestan are stranded at the borders in Turkey, Syria and Uzbekistan and even in Romania.

Rising temperatures pose additional problem

Around fifty to sixty trucks are, in addition, waiting in the factories. Another problem is that keeping the dates in storage will slowly becoming problematic as temperatures are starting to rise in spring. The Exporters Union of Khuzestan reports that date exports have plummeted by as mu

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