Export and import rules and regulations

Export and import rules and regulations

We have to follow a set of rules and regulations in everything we do on a daily basis. There are also special rules regarding exports and imports that we must all follow.

In this article, we will name some of these rules and regulations:

Article 1- The regulations for the export and import of goods and the performance of related services to all exporters, importers, as well as those whose inclusion in the law requires the mention of a name shall be determined in accordance with this law and all laws contrary to it shall be repealed.

Article 2 – Export and import goods are divided into the following three groups:

1- Authorized product: It is a product whose export or import does not need to obtain a license in compliance with the rules.

2 – Conditional goods: goods that can be exported or imported with a license.

3- Prohibited goods: are goods whose export or import is prohibited according to the holy sharia of Islam (on the basis of buying and selling or consumption) or according to the law.

Note 1- The government can prohibit the export or import of some goods according to the specific requirements and conditions of the time, in compliance with the relevant laws.

Note 2: The type and specifications of the goods of each of the above three cases will be determined in accordance with the by-laws prepared by the Ministry of Commerce and approved by the Council of Ministers.

Article 3 – Exporting and importing goods commercially requires a business card issued by the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines and approved by the Ministry of Commerce.

Note 1- The criterion of the commercial nature of the goods as well as the manner of issuance, renewal and revocation of the business card shall be in accordance with the regulations of the Executive Regulations which shall be approved by the Council of Ministers.

Note 2: The Ministry of Commerce is the authority to review and comment definitively in the event of a dispute between the card applicant and the room.

Note 3: Border cooperatives, sailors, cocoons and Iranian workers residing abroad with work experience from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (licensed) are exempt from having a business card.

Article 4 – The Ministry of Commerce is obliged to make general changes to the executive regulations of this law and the tables attached to the export and import regulations before the end of each year, for the following year and their occasional changes during the year, after consulting the relevant agencies and chambers. To prepare the acquired rights and publish them for public information after the approval of the Cabinet.

Note – All circulars and instructions related to the export and import of goods will be announced exclusively through the Ministry of Commerce to the relevant executive organizations.

Article 5 – All production ministries are obliged to announce their proposals to the Ministry of Commerce every year regarding the conditions of export and import of similar domestically produced goods according to the domestic needs and requirements of the country for next year at the latest by February 6 of that year.

Note – Other relevant agencies and chambers can submit their proposals for the relevant items according to the domestic needs and requirements of the country to the Ministry of Commerce by February 6th.

Article 6 – Priority is given to the transportation of all imported goods of the country by Iranian vehicles.

Instructions for the use of foreign vehicles, including sea, air, road and rail, shall be prepared by the Supreme Council for National Transportation Coordination in accordance with the regulations approved by the Cabinet.

Article 7 – The government is obliged to allocate special places to maintain the security of goods needed to repair and equip the country’s naval and air commercial fleets.

Note 1- Transit of goods The subject of this article is allowed from one origin to another, in compliance with the regulations related to transit.

Note 2 – Such goods are exempt from customs duties and commercial interest and any duties.

Note 3: The part of the needs of the mentioned fleets that can be provided from inside the country is exempt from any obligation and obtaining export licenses.

Article 8 – Importers of various goods, both governmental and non-governmental, must apply exclusively to the Ministry of Commerce for a permit to enter and register an order.

Note 1- Agreeing with the import of goods is also considered a clearance license and there is no need to obtain a separate license.

Note 2: Border households or their cooperatives, sailors, cocooners and ship crews who attempt to import goods for their personal consumption are excluded from the subject of this article.

Article 9 – The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Customs of Iran are obliged to send the statistics of the opened order registration and the clearance of goods to the Ministry of Commerce and other relevant organs and chambers at most once every three months.

Article 10 – The government is obliged to specify the following points regarding border exchanges in the executive regulations.

1. Points or depths of border margins whose inhabitants are allowed to cross borders.

2. The type and amount of goods that can be exported and imported by border households or their cooperatives, Iranian workers authorized to work abroad, cocoons of border guards, sailors and crew of vessels moving between the coasts of the Islamic Republic of Iran and other countries.

3- The conditions that the mentioned individuals and groups must have.

4- Conditions for export and import of goods and fulfillment of obligations.

Note 1- Importable goods that border households or their cooperatives and the employees of vessels enter the country for their personal use, with the approval of the Council of Ministers on public goods from payment of thirty percent (30%) to a maximum of one hundred percent (100%) Related customs duties and commercial profits and in the case of home appliances are exempted from a maximum payment of up to fifty percent (50%) of customs duties and related commercial profits.

Note 2 – Workers and Iranians working abroad are allowed to use industrial machinery, tools and raw materials.