Iran, India to form joint group to facilitate bilateral trade

 Aiming to boost export of Indian products to Iran, a joint working group of experts will be formed to facilitate bilateral trade.

PTI| Updated: Mar 01, 2015, 18:53 PM IST

Tehran: Aiming to boost export of Indian products to Iran, a joint working group of experts will be formed to facilitate bilateral trade.

Iran's National Standard Organisation (NSO) along with the experts from the both the sides will examine the quality of the products exported.

The group would evaluate the standard and look into issues over the import of rice, tea and soya, said NSO head Nayyereh Pirouzbakht.

The Indian tea imported to Iran so far has been in accordance with the international Codex and ISO standards these are the base and each country has its own conditions for its imports.

"An Indian group visited Iran last month and was familiarised with the condition of standards prevailing in Iran with regard to import of rice and tea," she was quoted as saying by Iran;s state-run news agency IRNA.

The official said after water, tea is the most important drink in Iran. Therefore, for its import, specific details should be considered.

She said any trade transaction, on the basis of standard regulations between Iran and India, can be effective in strengthening bilateral trade.