TEHRAN (Iran News) – Head of Iran-Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce says Iran’s exports to Tajikistan have increased by 25 percent in the first five months of the current year, adding that the trade with this country is done via three intermediary countries.
Speaking to ILNA, Mohammad Hassan Roshanak said that most exported goods Tajikistan are shipped via three Tajikistan’s neighboring countries of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. He added that the goods in those three countries are unloaded or with new bill of lading are re-exported to Tajikistan because Turkmenistan only confiscates goods exported to Tajikistan but they can be transited to the neighboring countries via Ashgabat.
On the current condition of trade between Iran and Tajikistan and impacts of violence in Afghanistan, Roshanak said that Iran’s trade with Tajikistan is not done via Afghanistan and even before the recent violence in Afghanistan, adding that even before current unrests in Afghanistan, no trader was ready to risk violence and trade with Tajikistan via Afghanistan and therefore any violence in Afghanistan will have no impact on the trade between Iran and Tajikistan.
He admitted that the problem in way of the trade between Tehran and Dushanbe is just the tension between Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and this is not a problem to be resolved by Iran’s foreign ministry.
On the trend of exports to Tajikistan, he said Iran’s exports to Tajikistan in the first five months of the current year have increased considerably and according to the traders, the amount of exports to Tajikistan has increased by 25 percent in the first five months.