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Tons of Imported Auto Parts Stuck in Iran Customs

Carmakers had a three-month window (ended on Feb. 18) to clear their cargo. But the semi-state-owned firms claim they cannot clear their goods due to banking problems
Tons of Imported Auto Parts Stuck in Iran Customs Tons of Imported Auto Parts Stuck in Iran Customs

An estimated 10,000 containers of imported auto parts are stuck in Iranian customs warehouses ostensibly because local automotive companies Iran Khodro and SAIPA are unable or unwilling to get clearance for the goods.
Seemingly a disagreement between the Central Bank of Iran and the carmakers is central to the latest impasse. Aziz Shams, head of Chabahar Free Trade Zone Customs Office discussed the issue recently in two separate interviews with IRNA and Mehr.
He said 2,800 containers of imported auto parts are in the Chabahar Free Trade Zone Customs warehouses. Another 8,000 containers are warehoused in the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration in different parts of the country. 

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