News ID: 233175
Published: 0349 GMT October 22, 2018

Iran customs mobilized to facilitate exports

Iran customs mobilized to facilitate exports

A package has been prepared for Iranian customs to smooth the way for exports, said the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) on Monday.

According to IRNA, Foroud Asgari further said, "IRICA has recently set new regulations on customs drawback procedure to strengthen support for domestic production and exports."

Drawback is a custom procedure under which the customs refunds the duty and tolls paid upon temporary imports of raw material.

"Exportable goods that are produced from temporarily imported material are not subject to any exports limitations anymore," he added.

He underlined that under previous regulations, only a few executive customs were authorized to implement the drawback procedure, but the new laws will allow all customs heads and supervisors to do so.

Asgari also referred to the deployment of the electronic systems in IRICA, adding that henceforth, exporters can declare their goods online and the customs will automatically process the requests.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Asgari added that normal exports procedure took seven days on average, but new electronic systems have cut the time to less than one day.

According to the statistics published by IRICA, Iran exported goods valued at $12.9 billion to neighboring countries in the six months from March 21, which shows an average 27.96 percent increase compared to the figure in the same period last year.

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