BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 25
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The exports through the Astara customs checkpoint in the Gilan Province (northern Iran) increased by 55 percent in terms of value during the first 10 months of the Iranian year (March 20, 2020, through January 20, 2021), compared to the same period last Iranian year, Director General of Astara Customs Office Karim Rasouli said, Trend reports citing Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
He made the remark in an event held on the occasion of World Customs Day.
According to him, $591 million worth of goods were exported through the Astara customs checkpoint within 10 months.
Rasouli added that moreover, $133 million worth of goods were imported through the Astara customs checkpoint over the reporting period.
The director-general stressed that 50 percent of the imported products were imported via railways and transported by 7,000 wagons.
“In addition, $700 million worth of goods were transited through this customs checkpoint in 10 months,” he said.
Rasouli noted that Iran's Astara customs ranks 12th among Iranian customs in terms of exports.