Iran to increase customs facilities for meat imports

Business Materials 1 February 2019 13:12 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Feb. 1


Iran will increase customs facilities for importers of livestock in border areas of Saravan County in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

In order to maintain the meat market, Iran will provide more customs facilities to importers of livestock through this route, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.

Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Mehdi Mirashrafi visited the border region in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. During his two-day visit, the official indicated the increase of customs activities in the region.

The region’s businessmen mostly export tiles, cement, bitumen and rebar. Recently, the businessmen started the import of livestock to maintain the domestic meat market that is facing high prices.

The re-imposition of the US sanctions has hit various sectors of Iran’s economy, leading to devaluation of national currency and rise of inflation.