Goods stuck in Iran customs exceed 550,000 tons

Business Materials 23 November 2020 17:34 (UTC +04:00)
Goods stuck in Iran customs exceed 550,000 tons

TEHRAN, Iran, Nov. 23


There are about 19,000 containers and 550,000 tons of stuck goods in Iran`s customs, the deputy head of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran announced.

Currently, the Deputy Head of Iran Customs Administration asked the importers of goods to take the necessary steps for clearance of their goods immediately, otherwise, the stuck goods in customs will be listed as abandoned goods, Trend reports citing ISNA.

Farhad Montaser Koohsari, Deputy Head of Ports and Maritime Organization said that "There are about 19,000 containers and about 550,000 tons of abandoned goods in the country's port warehouses, which according to the regulation must be evacuated."

"According to the law, after 2 months of stocking goods in the port warehouses, the owner of the goods receives a warning for clearance, after which, we announce it as an abandoned good," he said.

Noting that the list of abandoned goods has been sent to customs, he said that "At this stage, the customs has one week to evacuate the abandoned goods."

Montaser Kouhsari asked the responsible organizations to unload these goods from the ports so that they can have a better performance in unloading and loading the goods and prevent the increase of the demolition cost of the ships.