Iran’s petrochem exports on the rise – official
Tehran, Iran, July 28
By A. Shirazi - Trend:
Exports of petrochemical products from the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex in Iran’s southern Khuzestan Province witnessed a 30 percent rise in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), an official said.
“Upon an order by the economy minister and a new directive from the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration on supporting production and export, all customs terminals should exploit all their potential and to back production and exports of goods,” Alireza Tavakol, the head of the complex’s customs office, said, Mehr news agency reported on July 28.
He added that the export of petrochemical products from the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex rose by 30 percent in the first four months of this year.
The main reason behind the increase that the customs offices have been given new authorities and can act on their own, the official said.
Tavakol further said online customs declaration, electronic submission of documents, elimination of cumbersome customs procedures and online interaction with other organizations are among other reasons.
According to the National Petrochemical Company, Iranian petrochemical complexes exported close to 18.5 million tons of different commodities in the first 10 months of 2017.
Pars Special Economic Energy Zone in Asalouyeh accounted for 9.5 million tons of the total export, Mahshahr Special Petrochemical Economic Zone exported 5 million tons and the rest was dispatched to target destinations from other regions, namely Kharg. Petrochemical consignments went mostly to Asia, Europe and South America.