Iran increases trade with Iraq via Mehran border crossing
TEHRAN, Iran, Aug.28
Iran's trade with Iraq via Mehran border crossing has increased from two days in a week to four days a week, said the Director-General of Customs in Ilam Province.
"The Iraqi government has agreed to increase the trade timeline via Mehran border crossing after negotiations of Ilam Governor with Iraqi officials," said Rouhollah Gholami, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Total of 250 trucks from Iraq arrived at Mehran border crossing every day to transport goods from the Iranian border to Iraq," he said.
"Iran's exports to Iraq include food, plastic products, glassware, auto parts, steel, construction materials that are transferred via Mehran customs," he said.
Trade between the countries was previously limited to two days. Following the Coronavirus outbreak in Iran, the Mehran border crossing was closed for four months.