Iranian containers remain idle at customs terminals – official
Tehran, Iran, Sept. 11
Tehran Chamber of Commerce Chairman Masoud Khansari said 139,000 containers have remained idle at Iranian ports and customs terminals.
Due to various directives and instructions on foreign currencies, there are currently 139,000 containers with 7 million tons of goods at the country’s customs terminals, Khansari told Fars news agency on September 11.
He added that Iranian economists and activists have been confused and are suffering from lack of foreign currencies.
“Some reforms have been announced by the government but the problems are still in place,” Khansari said.
He added that 2.5 million tons out of 7 million tons of goods are basic goods.
On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.
Trump on August 6 signed an executive order re-imposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.