BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
Iran`s Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade stressed the serious measures taken by the government to combat the smuggling of goods
"If domestic producers use the identifiers for domestic products, dealing with smuggled goods especially, clothes will be easier,” the head of Iran Consumer and Producer Protection Organization affiliated to the Ministry of Industries, Mining, and Trade, Abbas Tabesh said, Trend reports citing IRNA.
Regarding the monitoring of the market in the last days of the current Iranian year (ends on March 21, 2021), Tabesh stated that “The monitoring of the markets started on February 6 and will continue for 2 months until April 6. It is planned to attend the provincial market regulation meetings and monitor the supply of goods,”
Out of $20 billion smuggled goods entered into Iran annually, over $6 billion is the share of textiles and clothing which means about 30 percent of the total smuggling of goods, the deputy chairman of the Industries Commission of the Iranian Parliament announced on December 8.
Iranian MP, Ali Jeddi went on to say that smuggling has decreased slightly with the rise of the foreign exchange rate but we are more concerned about the smuggling of second-handed clothing from Europe at a lower price.