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Iran bans import of musical instruments due to lack of foreign exchange resources

Business Materials 1 December 2021 17:40 (UTC +04:00)
Iran bans import of musical instruments due to lack of foreign exchange resources

TEHRAN, Iran, Dec. 1

Trend:

The spokesman of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Rouhollah Latifi has explained the issue of banning the imports of several items into the country, including musical instruments.

Iranian government banned the import of more than 2,500 products, amid fears about the impact of US sanctions and the need to manage foreign exchange resources, Rouhollah Latifi told Trend.

The items categorized as “Group Four” includes products that are deemed “non-essential” and have domestic counterparts, or “Luxury goods”.

The prohibited goods for import are categorized in three sections, including goods which are forbidden by Islamic law such as alcoholic beverages, the goods which are permanently prohibited for import by law, such as drugs, the goods which are temporarily prohibited for import, such as musical instruments.

Latifi noted that many of these musical instruments are produced in the country, besides, “Iran is recognized for its traditional music.”

Regarding the import of musical instruments which are not produced domestically, Latifi added that "some of these instruments can be imported with a special license through the Ministry of Guidance and Industry.”

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