Iran Economy NewsSmuggling of imports destroys Iranian manufacture and causes high...

Smuggling of imports destroys Iranian manufacture and causes high unemployment

-

Iran Focus

London, 24 Jan – Excessive imports of goods by Iranian institutions has destroyed domestic manufacture and resulted in 100,000 job losses for workers across many sectors.

The level of imported goods has risen to a staggering $1 billion, according to economic experts, and have caused many factories to close.

Regime-affiliated Ofogh TV interviewed Iranian authorities on the crisis and all of them acknowledged the impact of smuggling.

The Head of Iran’s Central Task Force to Combat the Smuggling of Commodities and Currency admitted that there has been a substantial increase in the level of smuggling in the past few years.

The deputy head of the Headquarters for Combating Smuggling Commodities and Foreign Exchange said that 60% of all imports through the docks were illegal.

The Vice President of Iran-China Chamber of Commerce noted that smuggling has devastated domestic production and has harmed both producers and consumers in Iran.

He said: “Trafficking is the result of our opaque economy. As long as there is no transparency and competition in our economy, we will have the issues such as smuggling commodities, embezzlement or other economic corruptions.”

It is believed that goods worth up to $25 billion are smuggled into Iran annually, including;

• Over 90% of mobile phones

• Nearly all clothes

• 500 million square metres in fabric

• $2.6 billion of health and beauty products

Mohammad Hossein Barkhordar, Head of Iran’s Association of Imports, admitted that regime agents have been involved in economic corruption, including smuggling and bribery. He reveals that some agents have become so entrenched in the smuggling that they have actually received medals for it.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Food and Drug Administration of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education had earlier accused the Iranian Import agency of being involved in the smuggling.

President Rouhani implicated the Revolutionary Guards Corps in the smuggling ring last year but does explicitly come out and state it.

 

Latest news

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Must read

Locals in oil-rich city contemplate Iran’s economic future

Iran Focus: Ahvaz, Iran, Aug. 19 - On a...

Iran’s president: Nation must control nuclear fuel

AP: Iran needs the ability to produce nuclear fuel...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you