Iran moves to stamp out corruption opportunities in customs

Al-Monitor | : Government officials and investors all agree that Iran needs to improve its business climate to attract the needed investment for job creation. One of the phenomena that can help ease the process of doing business is the country’s customs organization. 

Incidentally, Iran’s current minister of economic affairs and finance, Massoud Karbassian, was promoted from his previous position as head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA). During his confirmation debate in parliament, there was broad agreement that in his four-year term in that position he managed to improve customs regulations as an important step in fighting corruption in the Iranian economy.

Many observers agree that, similar to other state organizations, Iran’s customs dealings have suffered as a result of ambiguous laws, lack of transparency, institutional inefficiency and petty corruption.

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