BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 26
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
It is planned to export products worth $60 million from the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province (western Iran) in the current Iranian year (began March 20, 2020), Deputy Governor of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province Allahkaram Nasseri said, Trend reports citing the governor office’s official website.
He made the remark at the dialogue council of private sector with government agencies in the province.
Nasseri emphasized that given the US sanctions against Iran, the export of non-oil products is in the spotlight.
The deputy governor added that attention to manufacturing enterprises, support to producers and exporters has a direct impact on the realization of the export of products at the planned value.
"The products worth $83 million were exported from Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province to foreign countries in the last Iranian year (from March 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020)," he said.
Speaking at the meeting of the Council director general of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Customs Office Esmail Allahdadi said that $17 million worth of products were exported from the province during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-July 21, 2020).
According to Allahdadi, the exports decreased by 43 percent in terms of value compared to the same period last Iranian year. The main reason for the decline in exports was the spread of the coronavirus and the consequent closure of border customs.
He added that Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province has the potential to export products worth $100 million per year.
“The exported products were mainly dairy products, iron and steel, food products, carpets, rubber products, ceramics, cast iron, aluminum and etc.,” he said.
Allahdadi stressed that the province's products are mainly exported to Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Romania.