Agrofaudonyous conversation with Dr. Parviz Jahangiri

Please introduce yourself to a summary of your activities in the food industry:
I was born in 1328, I studied university studies in the food industry, started my work on food production, became the first non-meat canning product, then I entered the business and came to the recruitment of an Iranian-German company after That company went to Iran for some reason, I started to work privately, I built a trading company and a consultant with dealerships, and since I was interested in production, I also built a manufacturing company, at the beginning of the revolution with friends in the field I was active in rebuilding and restarting manufacturing units, and eventually the CEO of one of SA’s companies I became the national industry. From there, I entered the Ministry of Industry and I was there for five years, and because I could not be active in state affairs and brought about energy and time, I again got rid of myself and came back into production. I built a dairy unit and a unit of starch and glucose production, and at the moment I produce almost a large share of the needs of raw materials and additives in the domestic food industry, and what I produce to meet the needs of the internal market and our construction of competition With imported products.
Currently, a variety of edible colors, simple starches and mordifid, maltodextrin and other sugars are produced in the production programs that we produce in Iran for the first time and we supply the bulk of the country’s needs.

What is the status of export and import of raw materials from the food industry?

Currently, the export of additives is very small, because of the need inside, we can not cover the internal demand, because at the moment, especially the imported additives are very expensive, and we have a great distance between the imported price and the price. We have got production, so consumers are eager to buy from us, and as a result, our goal is to supply the needs of the producers of our country in the first place. Although exports are more profitable, we produce, for example, a gluten-free corn product with a price of $ 850 on the global market (China); this product in Turkey and Europe is $ 1,000 with an absorption coefficient of 50 and a protein content of 55 degrees. We claim that with high technology in production of this product, we can export this product with a high quality with an absorption coefficient of above 60 and a high protein content of 65 degrees. The export of this material is worth more than $ 3,000. If we supply below 2500 USD within the country, then we have the export field, but domestic producers are the top priority, although we are looking for profitability as well. Unfortunately, however, the export debate has not yet come to pass, unfortunately, some officials will make a series of decisions over and over and overthrow everything. Just recently, oil and sugar exports have come up with a barrage on the pretext of buying a dollar; it is better to adopt a policy that we can import and export. The world of competitive economics is not run by orders, officials say with reference currency. We say do not give a good deal. Now Turkey and other neighbors have taken over from us exporting oil and sugar to Iraq, and then we can not “re-enter” this market, and when it does not, national interests also suffer losses.

Most of the raw materials and additives needed by companies are considered to be imported. What is the solution for self-sufficiency of these materials?

Self-sufficiency is a slogan: not only we, no country in the world can not be self-sufficient, now all in the world are economically and productively linked together, we think otherwise we will find it difficult to see how we can use the best we have. For example, in Japan, everything is imported, and it can produce a high value-added import, we can create this value-added, but we will go a little bit. We define that our product is competitive, but it increases for various reasons, such as how to obtain value added at the expense. This method of collecting value added is inappropriate, the law states that 5% of the consumer’s final cost must be worth As a government, we come as governments and impose 20% instead of 5% of the consumer, that is, we get a staircase; as a result, the price becomes expensive; apparently the government gains this amount, but in practice the state does not pay attention. It will create national losses, low purchasing power, cheap food for people, healthy food can not be Egypt Which, in the long run, causes illness and disease, which threatens the import of drugs, reduced labor, treatment costs and, consequently, overall health of the community. Which does not pay attention to these. Everywhere in the world, food is tax-free so people can eat healthy and cheap food. With regard to exports, because of the taxes, food prices in Iran are 20% higher than normal, resulting in an increase in the cost of exports, which is unlikely to be the case, unlike in other countries, which even up to 20%

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