Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Iran
Commodity Group
Grains
Commodity
Barley and Wheat
Date
01/07/2015
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import tariff
Description
Imposed a 1- year import duty on wheat of Rial 1 500 per kilo (USD 50 a tonne), as well as an import duty on barley until September 2015.
Notes
The wheat duty is set at 1.5 million Rials (USD 51) per tonne thus making imported wheat more expensive than the price Iranian farmers get from the Government in its state purchasing programme. The measure aims to protect Iranian farmers from cheap imports and to prevent imported grain from being re-sold to the Government at higher prices under the country\'s scheme of state purchases from farmers at guaranteed prices.