Iran Resumes Chicken Exports to Iraq, Afghanistan

26 June 2017, at 6:00am

IRAN - An official, while reporting on resumption of chicken exports to Iraq and Afghanistan, said shipment of the product to Qatar will kick off soon.

Mohammad Yousefi, head of the Association of Iranian Chicken Farmers, said a number of Iranian firms are preparing grounds for exports of chickens to Qatar in the near future, according to Mehr News Agency.

“Iran is capable of fully supplying Qatar’s demand for chickens,” stressed the official saying “given that Qatar lacks chicken farms and imports the product, Iran’s poultry industry can take off in case an agreement is reached with the Qatari side over chicken sales.”

Mr Yousefi also pointed to resumption of chicken exports to Afghanistan and Iraq adding “the process has been carried out for the past 15 days and, presently, four to six thousand tons of chicken is being exported monthly.”

Head of the Association of Iranian Chicken Farmers however emphasized that the export figure is expected to rise after the fasting month of Ramadan.