Dr. Darush Mahmoodi President of IVOIA said in vegetable oil export committee: Iran has a great potential for vegetable oil export.
Iran’s veg oil industry refines more than 1.4 million T vegetable oil each year, however the capacity for refining vegetable oil is 3.5 million T. So we have 2 Million T inactive which should be consider.
We can fill this gap with vegetable oil export. Iran can import crude vegetable oil, refine and export them. Iran’s neighbors market consist 350 Million people which should be consider as a good destination. Export needs to know regional recognition, market interests, standard quality, consistent and competitive prices.
For example Iraq can be a good destination for Iran’s vegetable oil Industry. We are so close and have similar culture and interests.
Behshar Industry, Margarine, Naz Isfahan, Golnaz Kerman, Shadgol Neishaboor, Parto daneh Khazar, Kesht o sanat shomal, Roghankeshi Khoramshahr (Etka), Golbarg Baharan representatives were in this committee. These representative mentioned that their manufactures are ready to export vegetable oil.