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Iran: Essential Goods Clearance via Green Channel Sets Record

Iran: Essential Goods Clearance via Green Channel Sets Record

Customs clearance of imported essential goods via the “green channel” reached an all-time high in the month ending Dec. 21, says Mehrdad Jamal Arvanaqi, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.

In the same month, 51% of all declaration forms for essential goods were approved for clearance through the green channel with the least legal formalities compared with the previous months’ 10%, the official was quoted as saying by IRNA.

A total of 25,943 tons of rice were cleared from customs in the month ending Oct. 22. In the following month, a total of 26,533 tons were imported while last month, a total of 103,288 tons of rice were cleared by customs, indicating a sixfold rise month-on-month.

The customs clearance of meat decreased from 17,976 tons in the month ending Oct. 22 to 10,721 tons in the month ending Nov. 21 but climbed to 18,046 tons last month.

Soybean oilcake’s customs clearance stood at 73,197 tons in the month ending Oct. 22 compared with 58,405 tons in the month ending Nov. 21. Last month, a total of 172,714 tons of soybean oilcake were cleared by customs.

A total of 613,749 tons of corn were cleared in the month ending Nov. 21 compared with 717,599 tons last month.