Iran, Russia ink customs accord

A new customs agreement between Iran and Russia to facilitate trade and develop transit was signed between the heads of the customs administrations of the two countries.
Mohammad Rezvani-far, deputy minister of economy and head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), met with Ruslan Davydov, the head of the Federal Customs Service (FCS), in Tehran on Wednesday to conclude the agreement, Mehr news agency reported.
Referring to the areas of cooperation between the customs of the two countries and their development, Rezvani-far maintained, “By updating the agreements signed between the two countries and developing new agreements, we will achieve a new roadmap for expanding cooperation.”
The IRICA chairman further said, “In addition to facilitating trade between the two countries, Iran’s customs is ready to provide special services and facilities to Russian authorized economic operators within the framework of a green customs corridor.”
He added, “Considering that the Iranian customs has been picked as a regional training center for the World Customs Organization (WCO), we can have continuous and active cooperation with Russian customs in the field of training and education.”
Ruslan Davydov, for his part, welcomed suggestions made by Iran’s customs chief, highlighting the importance of “facilitating and speeding up customs affairs and helping economic operators with the aim of increasing the volume of trade between the two countries.”
The FCS chief further pointed out that “an increase in the number of goods such as technological goods that are exchanged in the green customs corridor will lead to an increase in the volume of trade transactions.”
Attaching great importance to the tripartite agreement between Iran, Russia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of transit, Ruslan Davydov stated, “Our goal is to develop the transit capacity.”


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