Iran-Ankara Economic Ties Run With No Problem
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Chairman of Iran-Turkey Business Council says any country has its own customs laws and regulations and recommends economic activists to have a check-list in order that their goods do not face delay or damage at the border checkpoint customs.
Osman Aksoy pointed to the continuation of border checkpoint customs activities of Iran and Turkey, adding that every country has its own customs regulations and traders should be familiar with it in order to avoid any delay or damage for the release or transit of their goods.
He urged Iranian officials and managers of companies to be well aware of problems and regulations and if some problem happens despite completing their necessary documents, the council will do its best to resolve it.
Aksoy pointed to the closure of borders between Iran and Turkey on February 23, adding that at that time companies were unable to send their goods but since June 4, borders reopened. He also said that U.S. sanctions were intensified from May 18, 2018, and since major part of Iran’s exports are under sanctions, small space for trade with Iran has left open. He reiterated that production, textile, mining and construction and the whole Iran banking system have been targeted by the U.S. sanctions.
He went on to say that currently agro products, medical equipment, detergents and respiratory machines are exempted from sanctions and Turkish producers can export them to Iran but according to the U.S. sanctions, the Turkish side should be assured that its product is obtained by ordinary citizens and Iran would not re-export it to another country.
Aksoy also pointed to high potentials for economic cooperation between Iran and Turkey, saying that Iran is a favorable medicine market and if both countries can reach an agreement, Turkey can export considerable amount of medicine to Iran. He also pointed to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on bilateral relations, saying that besides sanctions, the pandemic has also had its impacts on Iran-Turkey economic relations.