Exports of Brazilian products to Iran may gain strength in the coming years. At the first meeting of the Brazil-Iran Agriculture Advisory Committee in Brasilia last week, the parties moved forward in negotiations to sign two memoranda of understanding. The first, in the vegetable area. The second, in cooperation in agricultural research. Iran is the 5th largest trading partner of Brazilian agribusiness.
Ease of negotiations
"We work to facilitate business between the two countries," said Odilson Ribeiro e Silva, secretary of International Relations of Agribusiness at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). "We hope that the outcome of this meeting will soon be reflected in the Brazil-Iran trade. We will need to discuss some topics to finalize the subscription. "
Chaired by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mohammad Ali Javadi, the Iranian delegation was composed of 9 technicians. The agenda of the first meeting of the Committee discussed procedures for the export of beef, exports of live cattle and bovine and poultry genetic material.
Product Exports to Iran
The Brazilian and Iranian representatives pledged to carry out actions to promote agribusiness products with the private sectors interested in exports, starting in 2018. And next year there will be a new round of negotiations. In 2016, Iran imported $ 2.1 billion, mainly corn, soybeans and fresh beef. Now there is interest in exporting urea, dried fruits and almonds to Brazil.