EghtesadOnline: There seems to be no end in sight to the showdown between the government and miners over unprocessed mineral exports.
EghtesadOnline: Keeping tariff rates steady has priority over their revision since it will allow importers to measure the competitiveness of their commodities and make informed decisions, the head of Iran Export Confederation said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran has cut by 50% the 2017 tariffs on rail transportation of cargo in the Iranian strand of the India-Russia route to encourage trade via the International North–South Transport Corridor, Mehr News Agency quoted the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways’ director general for international affairs, Abbas Nazari, as saying on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari has promised to keep tariff rates unchanged for the next four years and any change will be limited to emergency situations, the chairman of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is ready to make tariff concessions on a wide range of agricultural products, excluding wheat, refined oil, mineral water and cigarettes, within a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union that is in the making.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has submitted a list of 800 commodities to the government for imposing an import ban or levying higher import tariffs.
EghtesadOnline: South Korean electronics giant Samsung has been accused by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration of violating trade regulations to evade payment of 3.36 trillion rials ($89.4 million) in tariffs.
EghtesadOnline: If Iran intends to join the World Trade Organization, it should embark on reducing customs tariffs, rolling back protectionism and make its markets more competitive, an international investment adviser says.
EghtesadOnline: Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan have agreed to reduce tariffs on interstate cargo transit by 50% as part of efforts to activate the International North-South Transport Corridor, which aims to connect India to Europe.
EghtesadOnline: The government has amended tariffs for importing rice by reducing it from the previous 40% to 26%, Trade Promotion Organization of Iran announced.