Iran exported 370 million dollars’ worth of commodities to neighboring country of Iraq during the first five months of the Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21), a senior provincial official said on Tuesday.
The goods have been exported to Iraq via Mehran international border in northwest of Ilam Province, Director General of Ilam Customs Administration Roohollah Gholami told IRNA.
As the provincial official announced, the weight of the exports has been 723,000 tons.
He further referred to fruits, plastic, industrial, metal products, building materials, and home appliances as the commodities that have been exported to Iraq.
Speaking about strict conditions created in borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the official said that Iranian and Iraqi businesspersons are doing their activities under the health protocols in Mehran border point.
Presently, trucks which carry the goods, are coming and going without any problems, he added.
Mehran in Iran’s Ilam Province is 230 km away from Baghdad and is Iran’s closest border city to Iraqi capital.