Foreign Trade Stood at $ 85b Last Year
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Director General of Iranian Customs Office says Iran’s foreign trade stood at $85b over the past Iranian year.
Speaking in the Majlis open session, Mehdi Mirsharafi said that the country’s foreign trade last year hit $85b despite dreams of ill-wishers of the country.
He said exported 135 million tons of goods and 35 million tons of imports.
Regarding customs measures in support of production, trade facilitation and health promotion, he said: “In the discussion of import, more than 80% of imported goods were intermediate goods, production line machinery, and raw materials, and if we provide facilities for their import, to reduce prices. We helped the producing sector.”
He noted that Customs Office has been one of the pioneer bodies in the country in terms of e-services and electronizing its services.
Mirsharafi noted that one of the threats in way of foreign trade is abundant laws and regulations as 25 organizations have different regulations and there are several decision-making bodies which are considered as major threats in way of foreign trade. He also pointed to the lack of proper infrastructure as other threat for foreign trade.