China imports its first shipment of Iranian citrus by through the air

The Chinese General Administration of Customs (GAC) on the 31st of August 2022, signed an agreement together with Iranian Ministry of Agriculture on permitting the import of Iranian oranges into China which was the first agreement on importation of fruit between China and Iran.

The very first bunch of 1.78 tonnes of oranges that originated from Iran were shipped into China by plane through Shanghai Pudong International Airport. In order to ensure that the fruit stays in good condition, Shanghai Customs has implemented an efficient clearance procedures. The entire oranges were cleared from their destination at Pudong International Airport by the midday of Saturday and are expected to soon go in the hands of Chinese buyers while maintaining the safety of food and biosafety.

Additionally, Iranian apples have been permitted to import to China as per the most recent bilateral accord that was signed on the 21st day of February 2023.


Source: The Plantations International Agroforestry Group of Companies