Customs revenues up 65%

Customs revenues increased by 65 percent in the year to March 20, 2015 despite a six-percent decline in imports, said the head of Iran Customs Administration.

The English-language “Iran Daily” reported Massoud Karbassian as saying on Thursday that the comprehensive customs system and appropriate financial system played a crucial role in the increase, IRNA reported.

The main policy of Iran’s Customs Administration is to support domestic production and it tries to clear primary materials for domestic producers at the least cost, he noted.

Elaborating on Iran’s economic conditions, he said that there are signs of achieving an oil-free economy given the decline in world oil price. The current administration, he said, seeks to boost non-oil exports.

Karbassian also said that committed accounting is needed to overcome the shortcomings of the financial system in the customs sector.