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FTZ Cars Banned From Entering Iranian Mainland

FTZ Cars Banned From Entering Iranian MainlandFTZ Cars Banned From Entering Iranian Mainland

A directive by a subdivision of Iran's Customs Administration prohibits any car registered in free trade zones from entering the Iranian mainland.

The directive, which has been circulating on local media, was issued by ICA's Center for Imports and Free Trade Zone Affairs, a local automotive news website Car Net reported.

The new directive means cars from Aras, Arvand, Anzali, Chabahar, Qeshm and Kish FTZs will be stopped from entering the mainland.

It has mandated all customs offices within the FTZs to reject requests made by car owners for entering the mainland.

The directive also invalidates past regulations; specifically, those allowing cars with FTZ number plates to enter the mainland albeit against deposits paid against their value.

Previously, vehicles registered in FTZs could be driven only in a specified area and were annually only allowed to enter the mainland for a month.


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