The director-general of Astara Customs Department Karim Rasouli announced that that tons of goods were transited through Astara’s triple customs, increased by 63%.
“During the first 8 months of the Iranian calendar year, 284,605 tons of goods were transited through Astara’s triple customs, which means we have faced a 63% increase compare to the last year,” he said.
He went on to say that “Iran exported 534,591 tons of non-oil products valued at $301,087,165 through Astara customs offices during the first 8 months of the Iranian calendar year 1400,” while noting that this change has been made without any change in volume of the exported products in comparison to the corresponding period last year.
“139,983 tons of goods valued at $98,463,488 have been imported through Astara customs during this period of time, local customs offices issued 19,316 declarations valued at $64,094,411 for temporary goods imports,” he added.
Astara Port is the first port of the private sector in Iran which is the closest and the most cost-effective way for trade and transport between Asia, Africa, and Europe. It lies on the last borderline between Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic.