TEHRAN, Iran, Sep.11
Iran has imported 10.7 million tons of cargo worth $5 billion via its ports from the start of the current Iranian year (started March 20, 2020) until September 5. Iran's ports are currently storing 3.2 million tons of cargo, said the spokesman of Iran Customs Administration.
"Some of the basic goods are waiting for foreign currency payment by the importers to be released," Rouhollah Latifi, Trend reports citing ILNA.
"The Central Bank of Iran, the Ministry of Economy and Custom Administration are facilitating the release of basic goods including corn, barley, soybean meal, vegetable oil, and oilseeds," he added.
"Total of 6,044 tons of butter valued at $3.6 million has been released from the start of the current Iranian year (started March 20, 2020) until September 5," he said.
"About 512,484 tons of rice valued $468 million has been released from the start of the current Iranian year (started March 20, 2020) until September 7, meantime 2,321 tons of rice valued $634,900 is currently waiting for the Central Bank of Iran's approval to be released," Latifi said.
"At the moment there are 200,000 tons of rice stored at the country's ports that are following customs process including foreign currency permits, transportations, and transferring documents, " he stated.
"In this period 947,600 tons of barley valued $230,500 million and 415,230 tons of soybean meal valued $166 million has been released," Latifi noted.
"About 27,200 tons of heavy tire valued $94 million has been released while 2,300 tons valued $7.7 million is being released," he added.