EghtesadOnline: Foroud Asgari, the new head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, left Iran for Turkey at the head of a delegation to meet the neighboring country’s deputy ministers of customs and trade, and economy.
During his visit, Asgari will explore ways of expanding bilateral commercial and customs cooperation with Turkish officials, IRNA reported on Monday. Iran exported $4.5 billion worth of goods to Turkey during the seven months ending July 2017, registering an 80% rise compared with the corresponding period of last year, Tasnim News Agency reported recently, citing the Turkish Statistical Institute. Imports from the neighboring country over the same period amounted to $1.8 billion, indicating a 37% fall year-on-year. Iran-Turkey trade stood at $6.3 billion over the seven-month period, showing a 16% rise YOY. Iran and Turkey are signatories to a preferential agreement that was signed in January 2014 and took effect a year later, according to Financial Tribune.