Dried Fruit

Raisins: reality kicks in

February 2, 2021 1:16 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Although traders in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province are confident, they will be able to step up raisin exports, traders in Germany report a less encouraging market situation. Any hopes that the US will lift sanctions immediately and that international trading will become easier for players in Iran’s raisin market any time soon have been dashed in recent days as reality kicks in.

Hopes are dashed

Reality is that market players in Iran associate many hopes with US President Joe Biden. They desperately want relations with the US to normalise again after Donald Trump left Iran’s nuclear deal and imposed sanctions in 2018. In recent days it has, however, emerged that there is considerable disagreement. While Tehran is prepared to comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) only after US sanctions are lifted, the US will only rejoin the JCPOA and lift sanctions once Iran stops undermining the conditions agreed in the nuclear

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