Foroud Asgari, President of the Iranian Customs Administration, says that Iran is a safe corridor for the transportation of goods from north to south and from the Caspian Sea to the Indian Ocean.
(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- During a meeting with the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization, Foroud Asgari said: There are 149 customs, 8 free zones and 66 special economic zones in Iran, and the country, given its geopolitical position, has a certain position in the transportation of goods.
Iran is a safe corridor for the transportation of goods of different countries from north to south and from the Caspian Sea to the Indian Ocean, he noted.
Asgari announced the successful implementation of the eTIR at the Iranian Customs and said: For the sake of ease of transportation, two projects have recently been operational with the help of the IRU Organization (TIR Convention) and Turkey; the information of goods was exchanged between countries through TIR carnet, but it is exchanged electronically now.
Iran negotiated with Azerbaijan to exchange electronic information, he said, adding: The important thing in cargo transportation is the combination of transportation and Iran was chosen among the 71 member states of the TIR Carnet Convention to implement the pilot project with TIR Carnet from Slovenia to Bandar Abbas for the first time in the world.
Asgari also referred to the change in the system of customs procedures and stated: In the area of electronic customs, we implemented a comprehensive customs system and all customs procedures, including import, export and transit, are currently being implemented on a systemic and electronic basis.