Some 448 million euros needed for customs clearance of fodder cargos in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 8 /Trend N. Umid/
Some 448 million euro is needed for customs clearance of fodder carrying ships which are waiting in Iran ports, Fars news agency reported.
About 22 ships carrying fodder are waiting in ports since several months due to customs clearance problems linked to not allocating of the needed foreign currency, the report said.
Early in July Iranian media outlets reported that, Some 80 ships carrying wheat, press cake and staple goods are waiting for customs clearance due to foreign currency problems.
Money for shipments had been paid at the previously official rate of USD (12,260 rials for each USD) and declared that additional money should be paid based on different between old and new rates for clearance of shipment.
On August 18, the newly formed cabinet of ministers of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, has made a decision regarding clearing the staple goods that have been freezed at the country's customs.
The cabinet ministers commissioned the Central Bank and the concerned ministries to adopt the necessary measures for unloading the cargo ships and customs clearance of the dire necessities of the people.
On September 4, Iranian Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade, Mohammadreza Nematzadeh confirmed that 21 ships carrying staple goods are waiting at Iran ports due to customs clearance problems.
Nematzadeh said that some 40 ships carrying staple goods were waiting at the ports of which some 19 have offloaded their goods during the past two weeks.