Iran Customs to lift ban on 1,300 import-banned goods
Tehran,Iran, 9 Feb.
Iran's Custom Administration is to lift the ban on 1,300 items that the country used to import through its land borders, Trend reports via ILNA.
The government of Iran has approved the new list of imported goods that are allowed to enter the country, partially due to the situation with population living near the borders.
The ban on 1,300 imports goods was first implemented in 2016. Iran was forced to apply strict rules on imports and exports, due to economic pressures of the US sanctions and to prevent smuggling.
Director General of Ilam Customs Administration Ruhollah Gholami has recently announced that smuggling of goods via the Ilam customs border in the current Iranian year (started on March 21,2018) has increased by 1,100 percent, compared to last year (March 21, 2017).
"During past ten months of the current year, there were 46 smuggling cases, with estimated worth of the smuggled items being some $117 million. The items were considered as exporting goods," he said.
He said the items included steel products, rare medicine, metabolic milk, paper, jewelry, various spare parts and saffron.