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Iran ends seasonal rice import ban - agencies

Reuters  |  DUBAI 

(Reuters) - has ended its seasonal ban on imports, allowing importers to register their orders, Iranian agencies reported on Sunday.

announced the end of the annual ban in a letter dated Nov. 28, the semi-official agency reported. Other agencies carried similar reports.

The government usually imposes the ban for a few months each year to support local prices and help Iranian growers during the harvest season.

consumes 3 million tonnes of a year. About one million tonnes is imported, mainly from and

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 17:56 IST