Brazil is sending a mission to Iran starting next Monday (11) aiming to expand trade relations between the two countries and attract investments to agribusiness. The information is from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, whose executive secretary (Eumar Novacki) will lead the mission.
The agenda in Iranian capital Tehran features several bilateral meetings with government officials, including with the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade and President of the Iranian Trade Promotion Organisation, Mojtaba Khosrowtaj, and with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and member of the Jihad Esteghlal Company, Arzhang Javadi.
Novacki will also attend a business round table with the participation of Brazilian representatives from the beef, soy, maize, biodiesel & ethanol, sugar and fish sectors. They will introduce their product portfolios and investment projects to potential buyers and investors to raise capital.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the Brazil-Iran Chamber of Commerce has also organised technical visits to companies/departments of the meat, grain and nuts sectors. The Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abiec), which has representatives in the delegation, will offer a Brazilian-style barbecue to Iranian guests.
Fourth in the ranking of Brazilian agricultural importers, Iran bought US$ 2.2 billion from the country last year. Purchases of maize, soybean, fresh beef and sugar in 2017 have so far totalled US$ 1.5 billion.