ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Oct 2010In October 2010, the government of Iran announced an alteration to its export prohibitions.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Balita. (2010). Davao bananas to end up as ketchup, vinegar due to Iran import ban. Available at http://balita.ph/2010/10/13/davao-bananas-to-end-up-as-ketchup-vinegar-due-to-iran-import-ban/
Entrepreneur Philippines. (2010). Banana growers stunned over Iran fruit ban. Available at http://www.entrepreneur.com.ph/features/article/banana-growers-stunned-over-iran-fruit-ban
Fruitnet. (2010). Philippines baffled by Iran banana ban. Available at http://www.fruitnet.com/content.aspx?cid=8349&rid=1
MOJ News Agency. (2010). Iran Bans Fruit Imports Including Egyptian Orange Available at http://www.mojnews.com/en/Miscellaneous/ViewContents.aspx?Contract=cms_Contents_I_News&r=578877
PressTV. (2010). Iran bans agricultural produce imports. Available at http://www.presstv.ir/detail/141785.html
Sun Star. (2010). Exporters: Iran fruit ban to cost P7.2B. Available at http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/exporters-iran-fruit-ban-cost-p72b
FarmingPak.(2012)MoC finally takes up issue of fruits with Iran http://farmingpak.blogspot.ch/2012/07/moc-finally-takes-up-issue-of-fruits.html
According to numerous and consistent press reports, the government of Iran has issued an import ban for 49 fruit and dairy products in September 2010. Among the produce restricted from imports are powdered milk, apples, bananas, garlic, pears, pommegranate, potatoes, onions, oranges, strawberries as well as tomato concentrate.
While some press reports stated the measure to be of "infinite" duration, others said it would be terminated at the end of the year.
According to press reports, the measure is still active in 2012.
The GTA rules (a minimum of USD 1 million in trade) lead to an absence of specific affected countries. May there have been countries affected in the past, like: Netherlands, Philippines, Pakistan and Egypt.