(MENAFN) The managing head of Iran National Union of Beekeepers stated that the worth-added tax for honey and by-output need to be extracted.
Mir-Mohsen Mousavian stated that this tax a main barrier for the work of beekeepers and mentioned that "Unfortunately, last year, a law was passed stating that bee products will be taxed at nine percent, while the law states that agricultural products are exempt from value-added tax.”
Voicing his complaint around the shortage of needed backing for beekeepers, he asserted that “The future of the country's beekeeping industry depends on the level of government support.”
The Ministry of Agriculture is estimated to take time to back beekeeping in the nation and study the issues of this industry, Mousavian continued.
According to the chairman of the Animal Science Research Institute of Iran (ASRI), the figure of honey output in the nation need to be surged by three to four kilograms a colony.
Mokhtar Mohajer stated that “According to the Seventh National Development Plan (2022-2026), the amount of honey production should be increased by at least three to four kilograms per colony according to the diversity of plants and the area of pastures that we have in the country”.
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