News ID: 137733
Published: 0738 GMT March 03, 2016

Iranian saffron up for global registration

Iranian saffron up for global registration

An official with Industry, Mines and Trade Ministry said on Thursday that Iranian saffron, major portion of which is produced in Khorassan Razavi province, will be registered on the global heritage list.

Seyyed Mehdi Mirsalehi told the closing ceremony of the 10th National Hand-Woven Carpet Olympiad in Mashhad that declaration letter for global registration of the Iranian crop has been filed earlier and it will be registered in near future, according to presstv.ir.
Currently, Khorasan Razavi province produces some 80 percent of saffron in Iran. 
Brand making is considered one of the principles of trade and Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade has set up Directorate for Supporting Spiritual Ownership with the aim of backing brand making and global registration of the Iranian goods, Mirsalehi said.

   
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