Iran is trying to find ways to boost its agricultural exports to the U.S., despite the latter's threat to reimpose sanctions after withdrawal from the nuclear deal, the Financial Tribune reported on Tuesday.
The Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) of Iran is preparing the ground for increasing the exports of Iran's agricultural and food products to the U.S. market, Mahmoud Bazari, director of TPO's Exports Bureau, was quoted as saying.
Most agricultural and food brands in Iran export their products to the U.S., Bazari said, adding that the Iranian goods have high added value.
"The Iranian export to the United States is carried out through third countries, including Mexico, Canada and certain European states," he said.
Referring to Washington's unilateral exit from the Iranian nuclear deal in May, Bazari hoped that the pullout would not hamper Iranian exports to the U.S.
Iranian ice creams have just entered the U.S. market recently, he noted.
In January, Iran announced that it had exported caviar to the U.S. after receiving A license from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
"We have exported 10 kg of natural caviar to the United States last year after receiving license from the FDA," said Abbas Rajaei, managing director of Agricultural Services of Specialized Holding Company.
In May, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the U.S. pullout from the landmark Iranian nuclear deal, while vowing to reimpose the nuclear-related sanctions which were relieved under the 2015 deal.