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IRICA expediting, facilitating customs processes ۲۷ شهریور ۱۳۹۸

IRICA expediting, facilitating customs processes

IRICA expediting, facilitating customs processesLast month, Iran’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand in a directive addressing the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) obliged the customs administration to take measures for facilitating customs processes. The directive set a deadline for IRICA to take the necessary actions.
The directive was in line with improving business condition for the enterprises and promoting foreign trade. Some of the items included in the directive come as follows.
– Setting up a strategic committee within two months to take necessary measures for stable promotion of electronic systems and expediting the process of data registration and permit control
– Improving the system of commodity code
– Revising management indices especially for production units and basic and necessary goods
– Putting the declarations of basic and necessary goods in “green path” for rapid clearance
– Developing the single-window syste..

Tehran hosts conference on boosting production via reviving small mines ۰۹ مرداد ۱۳۹۸

Tehran hosts conference on boosting production via reviving small mines

Tehran hosts conference on boosting production via reviving small minesTEHRAN- A national conference on boosting production through reviving and developing small mines was held at Eram Hotel in Tehran on Tuesday, IRIB reported.
The conference was attended by Deputy Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Jafar Sarqini, Head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) Khodadad Gharibpour, a number of directors and experts in mining sector, entrepreneurs active in projects related to the small mines, and some economists who offered their suggested strategies for reviving the small mines in the country.
Attracting the government’s aids for operating small mines, and recognizing investors and investees for reviving these mines in line with materializing “Resistance Economy” were some objectives of the event.
Establishment of high-capacity industrial units recently in Iran indicates the need for the supply of more minerals as feedstock for these uni..

Iran basketball win Portugal four-team tournament ۰۸ مرداد ۱۳۹۸

Iran basketball win Portugal four-team tournament

Iran basketball win Portugal four-team tournamentTEHRAN – Iran national basketball team claimed the title of the Oliveira de Azeméis International Tournament.
Team Melli defeated hosts Portugal 74-70 in their third match.
Iran had already defeated Denmark and Slovakia in the tournament.
Iran will leave Portugal for Russia to take part in a four-team tournament with participation of Russia, Greece and Hungary, scheduled for Aug. 8 to 11.
Mehran Shahintab’s team will also partake at a tournament in China, where they will face Nigeria, Montenegro and Poland from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25.
Iran have been drawn with world’s second-ranked Spain, Puerto Rico and Tunisia in Group C of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
The competition will be held in China from 31 Aug. to 15 Sept.
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men's national basketball teams.
Rescheduled from 2018 to 2019, this edition will be the first FIBA Basketball World Cup ..

Over $6b of loans paid to SMEs, semi-finished projects in 3 months ۰۸ مرداد ۱۳۹۸

Over $6b of loans paid to SMEs, semi-finished projects in 3 months

Over $6b of loans paid to SMEs, semi-finished projects in 3 monthsTEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade announced that in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21), some 256.17 trillion rials (nearly $6.1 billion) worth of bank loans have been offered to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and semi-finished industrial projects with an over 60 percent physical progress.
Over 37500 projects and production units received bank loans in the mentioned time span, IRNA reported on Monday.
Last week, the industry ministry released a report which indicated that banks and credit institutions provided both industrial and mining sectors with 300 trillion rials (about $7.14 billion) worth of loans in the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May 21), registering a 41.5 percent rise year on year.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade, the total amount of loans offered to the country’s..

Details of Mogherini’s trip to Baghdad: Iraq’s clear messages about Iran ۲۴ تیر ۱۳۹۸

Details of Mogherini’s trip to Baghdad: Iraq’s clear messages about Iran

Details of Mogherini’s trip to Baghdad: Iraq’s clear messages about IranTEHRAN – Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, heading a diplomatic delegation, arrived in Baghdad on Saturday. This was Mogherini’s first trip to Iraq since 2014.
Over her trip to Iraq, Mogherini visited top Iraqi officials including President Barham Salih.
Over the meeting, the two sides discussed recent events in the Middle East and methods to develop mutual relationships. After the meeting, the Iraqi Presidency released a statement.
According to the statement, “in his meeting with Mogherini, the Iraqi President highlighted the importance of coordination and collaboration in order to address the current issues in the region.”
The statement added, “The Iraqi and European sides agreed that there should be joint plans and cooperation for saving the region from war and conflicts.”
During her trip, Mogherini also met Iraqi Foreign Minister ..

Iranian parliament studies motion to charge foreign ships in Strait of Hormuz ۱۶ تیر ۱۳۹۸

Iranian parliament studies motion to charge foreign ships in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian parliament studies motion to charge foreign ships in Strait of Hormuz TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament plans to approve a motion that would allow the country to begin charging foreign ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz for providing their security.
Amirhossein Qazizadeh Hashemi, a member of the parliament’s presiding board, said on Sunday that 10 motions have been proposed by a parliamentary faction, including the motion to charge foreign ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz.
Since Iran is the true provider of security in the region and international waters, the parliament believes that based on international norms and given the U.S. government’s actions, the costs of providing security should be paid by commercial centers and all vessels in the region “in the form of tolls”, Tasnim quoted Qazizadeh Hashemi as saying.
As foreign ships pass through the Strait of Hormuz they enter the Iranian-controlled waters and therefore Iran should collect tolls from them, the ..