EghtesadOnline: Estimates on the volume of smuggling in the Iranian market vary, but the Apparel Union says $1.5 billion worth of contraband clothing entered Iran during March 21-Oct. 22.
Eghtesadonline: Cigarette smuggling decreased by 22.1% during the 11 months to Feb. 18.
EghtesadOnline: About 54 trillion rials ($329 million) worth of contraband goods were confiscated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration and other organizations fighting smuggling, including the Law Enforcement Force (police) during the last Iranian year (March 2019-20), according to IRICA’s spokesman.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that 9.07 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the 10 months to Jan. 20 to register a 45% decline compared with the similar period of the year before.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that 8.67 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the nine months to Dec. 21, 2019, indicating a 43.5% decline compared with the figure estimated for the similar period of the year before.
EghtesadOnline: A Chinese fishing trawler smuggling 50 tons of lanternfish (or myctophids) worth 20 billion rials ($148,698) was seized in the southeastern port of Jask, Hormozgan Province, on the Makran Coast.
EghtesadOnline: About $1.8 billion worth of apparel were smuggled into Iran during the last fiscal year (March 2018-19) to register an 18.2% decline compared to the previous year's $2.2 billion, the industries minister said.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that 8.16 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the eight months ending Nov. 21, indicating a 43% decline compared with last year’s similar period.
EghtesadOnline: The Tehran government’s protestations about fuel smuggling from the eastern and southern borders have become a permanent feature. So has the inability and unwillingness of those in charge to put an end to this wholesale corruption inflicting colossal economic loss for too many years.
EghtesadOnline: Rationing gasoline and raising pump prices by 200% that started on Nov. 15 will have no substantial effect on curbing fuel smuggling, says a deputy chief of the Goods and Foreign Exchange Anti-Smuggling Headquarters.