Dried Fruit

Dried figs: Covid-19 restrictions disrupt trade

March 16, 2020 1:06 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Although traders stress that health issues come first, the impact of the coronavirus on the economy is causing great concern. Iran’s dried fruit market is also confronted with losses. Traders report that demand in China is still largely subdued.

Transportation by truck largely disrupted

Although exports are continuing and traders are trying everything in their power to assure their customers that shipments will arrive, restrictions are in place. Borders with neighbouring countries are opening and closing, meaning that the situation is fluid and transportation by truck is very difficult. Traders are largely confused and are trying everything in their power not to lose important export markets. This, however, requires the use of disinfecting equipment and the setting up of quarantine zones at the borders. At

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