0420 GMT July 17, 2019
Products worth more than $1.15 billion have been transited via the Bashmagh-Marivan border crossing in the western Iranian province of Kurdestan since March 21, 2019, said the director general of the provincial customs office on Tuesday.
Bakhtiar Rahmanipour, the director general of Kurdestan Province’s Customs Office, added that the Bashmagh-Marivan border crossing is the province’s sole transit border and considered one of Iran’s most important official land borders with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, IRNA reported.
He put the weight of domestically-produced products transited via the Bashmagh border crossing at 13,322 tons from March 21-June 21, 2019, adding that in the same period, the value of transited products via the same border crossing stood at $3.59 million.
Rahmanipour put the transit of foreign products via the same border crossing at 258,699 tons, worth $1.6 billion, adding that a total of 428,802 tons of products valued at 1.15 billion were transited from the province since March 21.
He said the weight and value of the goods transited through the province’s customs post during March 21-June 21, 2019 witnessed a 15-percent and a one-percent decrease, respectively, compared to figures for the same period a year ago, which were 504,212 tons and $1.16 billion, respectively.
Kurdestan Province’s Customs Office has active branches in Sanandaj, the Bashmaq border crossing in Marivan and the Siranband border crossing in Baneh.