Complicated custom procedures reduce truck traffic across Iran's borders
TEHRAN, Iran, Dec.20
Numerous and complicated customs procedures led to reduction of the volume of transit trucks traffic on the country's road borders, an official affiliated to Iran's Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization Manouchehr Salmanzadeh said.
“There were 2500 daily trucks crossing the Iranian border, while today only 800 trucks cross the border,” Salmanzadeh said on Thursday at the first national conference on international transit in Mashhad, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Unfortunately, the procedures that must be implemented in the country for unloading and loading are carried out at the borders of the country,” the official said referring to the reason for decreasing the number of trucks crossing the Iranian borders.
"One of the necessary measures today is accelerating the transit of trucks," said the official adding that Iran is on the transit route of trade between India and China with Europe.
“India's trade with Russia last year was $100 billion, and this could have brought Iran $10 billion of benefit; on the other hand, China's trade with Europe last year was $800 billion, and Iran's share of this trade could have been around $70 billion to $80 billion,” Salmanzadeh added.
“Given these facts, with the development of international transit and transportation, the country's unemployment would be eliminated,” he said.