What Iranian importers should do to clear their shipments stuck at customs?
TEHRAN, Iran, Sep. 14
Iran's Deputy Head of Customs Administration said it was possible to clear a part of cargos that were waited for foreign exchange allocation, but recently due to an order from the Central Bank, clearance of cargos has been prohibited.
Referring to non-clearance of auto parts stuck in customs warehouses, Deputy Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Mehrdad Jamali Aronaghi said that according to the Car Part Union reports, there may be a large number of auto parts in customs which has yet to be declared to customs, Trend reports citing ILNA.
"The customs can only clear these items if the source of their import foreign currency has been approved by the Central Bank," he added.
"For goods that are in the queue for foreign currency allocation by CBI, the customs have not been given any authority to clear," he added.
Referring to the CBI order he says that according to the CBI if a product is in the queue for foreign exchange allocation, the owner of the product can refer to the bank and receive the tracking code to clear the goods.
"However, it should be noted that most importers claim that although their cargos are in the queue for foreign exchange allocation, the tracking code has not been issued," he added.