How to Export Barberries | Iranian Dried Fruits & Nutsartinnuts
In the following, we will explain the steps and how to export barberries and jujubes (Ziziphus Jujuba or Persian Anab) and how to do customs affairs as a guide for exporting these products from Iran to different countries.
The two main agricultural products of horticulture in South Khorasan province are barberry and jujube.
In fact, Barberry and Jujube are the strategical products of Iran.
Due to the fact that these two products are not so well known in the world markets as Iran’s first-class export products, they do not have strict standards for export to different countries.
In the following, we will describe the general steps and how to export barberries and jujube (Anab), and for more guidance, you can contact the commercial managers of the collection from the “Contact Us” section.
Supplying Barberries and Dried Fruits
According to the health and quality sensitivities of the destination country, There are different processing methods and procedures in such a way that it creates maximum customer satisfaction until the product consumes.
For example, in order to export different types of barberry produced in Iran to Arab countries:
- The most important issue is the large and high grade of this product.
While in European countries, the best barberry is known as a product that have high standards of health.
By the Way, Dark red colors but large size barberries are good for Arab countries and bright color ones are good for EU countries.
Also, in relation to jujube, most processing is related to sorting based on size and color.
Packaging Barberries and Jujubes for Export
At this stage, after the necessary processing that has been done in the previous section, It is necessary to select the most suitable packages according to the conditions and the method of transportation and storage at the destination.
Of course, in terms of packaging, the type of jujube packaging is almost similar to barberries, and the way of packaging is possible for bulk barberry for bulk jujube as well.
In barberry packaging, the most important thing to consider is that this product should not place in nylon packages at all until it reaches the cold storage, so that it does not suffer from pests during sea or land transportation.
After packing, according to the standards of the target country, the information should label on the packages. However, this information may be printed on the packages in advance, which includes the following items:
- Exporting company information (may not be specified)
- Importer company information (required)
- Serial code or number (a code that is agreed between the buyer and the seller but is required for many countries.)
- Production and expiration dates (required for almost all countries)
- Exporter or importer brand (optional, but if required, the required standard for the product must be obtained from the customs.)
Of course, it should note that a type of bulk packaging, which is bags of 25 kg and above, is possible for jujube, which is not possible for barberry, in which case the labels sew on the bags.
Customs Procedure for Dried Fruits
Some products must provincially clear through customs, for example pistachios not allow to export and declare to the customs except from pistachio-producing provinces.
However, barberry and jujube are not in this list of products so far, and it is possible to proceed with the export process from all the country’s customs offices.
Below you can find all the documents for exporting barberries to other countries.
Obtaining Phytosanitary Certificate for Products
After the barberry or jujube load declares to the customs, the exporting company or clearing company must apply for a certificate of plant health at the customs office (Phytosanitary Certificate).
Barberry and jujube are not subject to any special standard certificates. so the same plant health certificate (Phytosanitary Certificate) for clearance in the destination country indicates Iran’s approval on product health.
Preparing Documents for Customs Procedure
After applying for a phytosanitary certificate, the customs documents must submit to the customs, Especially Invoice and Packing List.
Coordinating for Shipment
After completing the customs documents mentioned above, it is necessary to hand over the cargo to the transport company.
Transportation companies often do the rest of the affairs and also know how to continue the affairs of the transportation well.
They explain the type of packing according to the load and also do many of these things.
Transportation Bill (Airway Bill/ CMR or BL)
Many companies are postponing their financial settlement to this stage, not only in the field of these two products, but also in many products, to all or to the extent agreed with the buyer. Because after this stage, to do the rest of the work, There is a need to seal and deliver the cargo to the customer, especially in many cases, the next steps will be done after the cargo moves, and in this case, the cargo may leave the country before the financial receipts.
In order to receive the bill of lading (Also CMR or Airway Bill), the shipping companies first submit a draft of the bill, which is partly in the form of a pre-invoice for transportation costs and an indication of the accuracy of the full delivery of the cargo to the shipping company.
This draft and the rest of the documents indicate that the cargo is fully ready to move to the target country without interruption.
Therefore, many seller companies postpone their financial settlement at this time, i.e. the presentation of the image of these documents to the customer.
These documents defer to the customer.
Obtaining all the Documents (e.g. Certificate of Origin)
There is only one main step left in explaining how to export barberries and how to do customs affairs for these products.
This step is to provide documents to the Chamber of Commerce and receive a certificate of origin from the Chamber of Commerce.
This certificate is a sign of the origin of production and export of the product.
In a small number of cases, Certificate of Origin is not necessary for clearance in the target country.
But due to its low cost, this customs document obtains for almost all cases.
After this step, all the original documents of the cargo that belong to the buyer (except for the versions related to the exporter) must send to the buyer.
In this text, we tried very briefly, but with the most necessary details, explanations about export and how to do customs affairs, sending good shipments of barberry and jujube, but again, we emphasize to get information about other details with the export sales unit of our company. Be in direct contact with Artin Production and Trading.