commercial export and/or import of goods can be
undertaken by virtue of a "commercial card"
issued by the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries
and Mines (ICCIM) and endorsed by the Ministry
All directives and instructions pertinent to the
export and import of goods will exclusively be
notified by the Ministry of Commerce to relevant
Iranian carriers will have priority in transporting
all goods for importation to the country.
Government and non-government importers are obliged
to approach only the Ministry of Commerce for
import authorization and order registration.
The government is granted authority to establish
border markets, if it deems beneficial, at any
of the border areas on a priority basis-namely
local capabilities, employment requirements and
promotion of trade relations with the neighboring
Provisional imports, prior to exports, of materials
and goods needed to manufacture, complement, finalize
and pack goods for export will be exempt from
all imported-related payments (less relevant costs
and charges) on presentation of warranty or valid
promissory notes to the Customs Administration.
Pursuant to executive bylaws, sums acquired by
the Organization for the Protection of Consumers
and Producers, and the Customs Administration,
(less relevant costs and charges) in relation
to foreign goods, materials, parts and components
used in the production, completion and packaging
of exportable goods will be repatriated to the
Incoming passengers, besides their personal effects,
can also import goods within a specified value
approved by the cabinet of ministers which will
be exempt from customs and commercial tariffs.
Outgoing passengers (Iranians and foreign nationals)
besides tickles up to a specified value.
Provincial and local authorities are prohibited
from constituting and/or acquiring tariffs in
any form from exportable goods. Offenders will
In order to protect and promote the Persian carpet
and create the appropriate grounds for its support
in international markets, the Ministry of Commerce
is obliged as of March 21, 1995 not to permit
export of carpets above 30 knots without Certificate
of Warranty. On the request of exporters, the
ICCIM will issue the necessary warranty certificate
Pursuant to ratification number H11555T/61212
dated May 17, 1995 all exporters of goods and
services are obliged to furnish foreign exchange
guarantees which commit them to repatriate 100%
of the hard currency earned from exports within
a specified period.
Price evaluation of goods-to determine the foreign
exchange guarantee-will be undertaken as per views
of the Pricing Committee which includes representatives
from the Export Promotion Center of Iran (EPCI),
Administration and the concerned ministry.
Exporters of hand-woven carpets should meet their
(financial) commitments within eight months and
those of all other goods within five months from
the date of final shipment from the border.
Exporters are obliged to sell the foreign currency
earned from exports to one of the state-owned
banks at the rate of $1=Rials 3,000.
Under special circumstances exporters may utilize
a portion of their foreign exchange earned from
exports to import a specified category of goods
after having fully disbursed with the bank.