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Cosmetics, Toiletries Import Ban Killing Jobs

Cosmetics, Toiletries Import Ban Killing JobsCosmetics, Toiletries Import Ban Killing Jobs

The ban on imports of cosmetics and toiletries has killed 8,000 jobs since last year and is bound to cost the economy thousands more, says Hamid Moqimi, the chairman of the Iranian Association of Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Importers.
“As of last year, the Iranian Association of Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Importers listed 250 companies, which had 20,000 people on their payrolls and indirectly supported 50,000 jobs. However, the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade threw them a curve on May 21, 2019, when it imposed an outright ban on imports of cosmetics and toiletries," he said.
Moqimi noted that these companies have laid off 8,000 skilled workers. 

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