EghtesadOnline: About 50% of Iran’s non-oil exports to neighboring Iraq are carried out via Parvizkhan border crossing in the western Kermanshah Province, the deputy governor of Qasr-e Shirin for political and social affairs said.
Nematollah Nazparvardeh also said the two border crossings in Qasr-e Shirin, namely Khosravi and Parvizkhan, have a large share in Iran’s non-oil exports to Iraq. “On average, 800-1,200 trucks carrying Iranian goods pass Parvizkhan border crossing and head for Iraq daily, while 500 trucks daily pass Khosravi border crossing on average. In addition, an average of 300-400 trucks carrying transit goods pass Qasr-e Shirin borders daily,” Nazparvardeh was quoted as saying by IRNA. According to Hassan Danaeifar, advisor to first vice president and the secretary of Iran–Iraq Economic Development Headquarters, Kermanshah Province, with five border points—namely Khosravi, Parvizkhan, Sheikh Saleh, Shooshemi and Soomar, has the longest border with Iraq and accounts for the highest share in Iran’s trade with Iraq, according to Financial Tribune.