Imported vehicles still waiting to be released from Iran's customs
TEHRAN, Iran, Aug.8
As many as 1,100 imported vehicles without permits for release are currently stuck at Iran's customs, said the Spokesman of Iran Custom Administration (IRICA).
"Total of 12,600 imported vehicles were kept at the customs in last Iranian year [started March 21, 2019], of which 7,000 vehicles have been released, but documents for the remaining 5,108 vehicles are incomplete," said Rouhollah Latifi, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Furthermore, out of those 5,108 vehicles at the customs, 1,100 vehicles were not registered and 3,000 were related to legal cases," Latifi said.
"The judicial cases were filed either due to the suspicion of being smuggled or due to the lack of necessary documents; they can be discharged if acquitted by court and after importers pay custom fees," the spokesman added.
"Iran customs has issued three-month deadline from January to May for the release of 5,108 vehicles; to date, 1,389 of them have been released upon completing legal process," he said. "Iran Customs Administration extended deadline for importers to complete the registration process for another three months from June 21."
"It is expected that during this period, 160 vehicles can be released, while 1,100 vehicles will remain at the customs, as they should either be returned to the county of origin or given to the Organization for Collection and Sale of State-owned Properties of Iran," he said.