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China imports first shipment of Iranian oranges by air

China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) on August 31, 2022 signed an agreement with the Iranian Ministry of Agriculture on allowing the import of Iranian oranges to China, the first fruit import agreement between the two countries.

The first batch of 1.78 tons of oranges originated in Iran was imported to China by air via Shanghai Pudong International Airport. In order to keep oranges fresh, Shanghai Customs has implemented a series of convenient clearance procedure. All of the oranges left the Pudong International Airport at midday on Saturday and will soon be put on shelves for Chinese consumers while ensuring biosafety and food safety.

Also, Iranian apples have been allowed to be imported to China according to the latest bilateral agreement signed on February 21, 2023.


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