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.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that 6.9 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22), indicating a 53.2% decline compared with the figure estimated for last year’s similar period.
EghtesadOnline :Outbound smuggling of pharmaceuticals to neighboring countries has provoked ongoing debates over the past few months.
EghtesadOnline: Reviving the gasoline rationing system with two rates can help curtail rampant smuggling and help boost exports, a board member of the Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters’ Association said.
EghtesadOnline: Although most energy officials, namely Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, say that raising gasoline prices would be the last resort to fight rampant smuggling and curtail rising consumption, several senior economists disagree.
EghtesadOnline: Following the launch of the Mobile Registry Scheme in December 2017, its legal loopholes have allowed opportunists to continue smuggling mobile phones into Iran.
EghtesadOnline: The Economic Security Police Department of the Islamic Republic of Iran Law Enforcement Force started anti-smuggling operations at nine sea border crossings, one air border and three land border crossings of the country on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 12.7 billion cigarettes were produced in Iran during the first quarter of the current fiscal year (started March 21), registering a 33.7% increase compared with the corresponding period of last year, the Persian daily Etemad reported, citing the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade's data.
EghtesadOnline: A total of $215 million worth of home appliances were imported into Iran during the last fiscal year (March 2018-19), down from $1.28 billion in the previous year, indicating an 83.43% plunge year-on-year, data provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed the need for Pakistan and Iran to take concrete measures against smuggling and ensure more business opportunities for the people residing along the border.