EghtesadOnline: The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s minister of industry and commerce has called for stronger economic relations with Iran.
EghtesadOnline: In the past five days, less than 9,000 foreign nationals have entered Iran and about 5,000 left the country from Iran’s three border crossings with Afghanistan, namely Mahiroud, Milak and Dogharoun, Rouhollah Latifi, spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, said on Nov. 15.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s steel exports to Afghanistan have reportedly halted amid the current political and logistical turmoil in the neighboring country, but a member of the Board of Directors of Iran Steel Producers Association denied any suspension of exports, but stressed that steel companies have prioritized domestic steel demand over exports.
EghtesadOnline: The Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan has got many companies and businesspeople in Iran worried as to the future of commerce between the two neighboring countries.
EghtesadOnline: Due to political turmoil in Afghanistan and the Taliban’s advance to Nimruz Province neighboring Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan Province’s Hirmand County, Milak border crossing in this county (known as Zaranj on the Afghan side) has been temporarily closed down.
EghtesadOnline: A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Iran and the neighboring Afghanistan for the construction of a second bridge connecting Milak and Zaranj counties in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan Province to Afghanistan’s Nimruz Province to facilitate trade interactions between the two sides.
EghtesadOnline: More than 60% of Iran’s trade with the neighboring Afghanistan are conducted through Dogharoun border checkpoint located in Iran’s eastern Khorasan Razavi Province, according to the head of Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization.
EghtesadOnline: All trucks waiting behind Dogharoun border terminal in Khorasan Razavi Province will be allowed to cross the border and enter Afghanistan’s Islam Qala crossing in Herat Province, except for those carrying fuels (gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas and diesel), according to Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
EghtesadOnline: Amassive explosion at Iran’s Dogharoun border terminal with Afghanistan in Khorasan Razavi Province has cut off electricity export to the neighboring state since Saturday, a spokesman for the state-run Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Dogharoun border terminal with Afghanistan in Khorasan Razavi Province will be closed for at least two weeks after a fuel tanker exploded at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday in a parking lot on the Afghan side of the border [Islam Qala crossing in Afghanistan’s Herat Province].