About the IRAN Dried fruit Exporters Association.


The history of IRAN Dried fruit Exporters Association

Despite the archaism of history of Iran dried fruit exportation, the IRAN Dried fruit Exporters Association has been almost recently (1969) established subsidiary to the chamber of commerce, industries and mines of IRAN, and thereafter has been vastly pursuing its core mission. Today our association with more than 1,000 official and none official members, has a very solid position in nonpetroleum exportation, in the way that through exportation of more than 311,000 Metric Tons of dried fruits in 2008,(which costs 987 million US dolor) to the different region of word, we have achieved the first rank of nonpetroleum exporters of the country. (This amount for 2011 was 441.535 Metric Tons which is equal to 1,673,346,597 US DOLOR)


Export and import of dried fruits

“Dried fruit”, these two words resembles one of the most ancient ways of preserving fresh fruits. Thus these priceless jewels of the nature will be preserved for a longer time. it`s been years since the discovery and application of dried fruits in cooking as the main food supplement and a healthy source of nutrition for different seasons. Different kinds of dried fruits can be store in cool and dry places for more than 12 months.

Pistachio, raisins, date, walnut, Chestnut, Apricot, fig, pitch, pears, peach, and the other type of dried fruit s and fresh fruits are used in cooking and food industries, and make the output delicious and refreshed.

For instance the recipe of raisin in a delicious combination with yogurt is consumed as a rich and healthy source of nutrition for breakfast. Fortunately nowadays the dried fruits are available in any stores and retail shops around us. The history of dried fruit production (specifically pistachio) in IRAN can be traced back to hundreds of centuries ago, and with no doubt there is no other country in the whole word which can claims such an old and profound history of dried fruits production. Furthermore the fact that the taste and flavor of Iranian dried fruits is unprecedented and is second to none can’t be condoned.

The organizational structure of association (hierarchy):

  1. Board of directors: including 15 members of association of which 11 are the main crew and 4 persons are the substitute and one person acts as the inspector which would be elected by the unpublicized vote of association members.
  2. Presidium: including 5 member of association of which one person is chairman- two persons as deputy of chairman- one person as treasurer and one person as the secretary of Presidium will be appointed.
  3. Secretariat of association: under subordination of chairman of association and directed by the secretary of association.
  •  The chairmen of Association from the inauguration up to date.

-Mr. Ali Naghi Malakniya from 1966 to 1969

-Mr. Javad Morashed from 1969 to 1973

-Mr. Morteza Sadeghi from 1973 to 1988

-Mr. Mohamad Hasan Shams from 1988 to the present.