Russia looks to set up ‘green corridor’ for Iranian agribusiness

Moscow has given the go-ahead to four Iranian agribusiness exporters to start supplying Russia with milk dairy products and is ready to set up a ‘green corridor’ for agricultural supplies from Iran, its Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said yesterday. “We need to establish modern logistics [for the transportation] of Iranian goods to Russia, to create a ‘green corridor’ on the Russian border for Iranian goods and to ease customs formalities to speed up clearance of Iranian cargoes,” he  explained after a meeting with his Iranian counterpart  Mahmoud Hojjati. “We have inspected [some] Iranian dairy companies that  will start exporting their products to Russia in the near future….A reliable mechanism of settlements in national currencies should also be established,” he added.