India makes mark at global Food & Food Bevtech in Iran
India’s country level participation in the 23rd Iran Agro Food and Food Bevtech, Tehran (May 30 – June 2, 2016) was organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). India’s participation in the fair assumes a special significance in the backdrop of recent Iran visit of the Prime Minister Modi and the bilateral Chahbahar deal to boost regional connectivity and re-energise the International North – South Trade Corridor (INSTC).
These projects aim to bring India closer to Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) comprising Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. After the lifting of international sanctions, Iran is now open for Indian companies for business. As many as 36 leading Indian companies highlighted a range of food items including basmati rice, sesame and cumin seeds, cocoa items, whole egg power, yolk powder, dairy products, beverages – included instant drinks, processed and frozen vegetables, whole spices, honey, wheat and its by-products, gums and additives, spices, papad, etc.