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Iran's Commerce Ministry plans to import 400,000 tons of rice

Iran's Commerce Ministry plans to purchase 400,000 tons of rice from other countries, 90,000 tons of which has already been imported, said Deputy Commerce Minister Mojtaba Ansari in Sari, Mazandaran province on Sunday, IRNA reported.

Ansari told a group of experts and officials in charge of rice imports that the imported rice would be supplied to universities and charity foundations or would be distributed among citizens as a subsidized commodity.

He said basic commodities are imported for regulating the market, meeting domestic shortage and for storage.

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