TEHRAN (Fars)- Head of Chabahar’s Main Customs Office Majid Mazloumi said on Saturday that the customs has witnessed a 38% rise in its collections in the first 3 months of the current local calendar year (March 21- June 21), compared with the corresponding period in 2018.
Mazloumi said that his office received revenues worth 712 billion rials (about $5.7 million) during the first 3 months of the current local calendar year, up 38% compared to the same period of last year.
He added that Iran exported some 43,500 tons of goods worth $40 million to Pakistan through Pishin border in the same period.
Mazloumi said the exports through the border crossing included bitumen, cement, ceramic and dairy products.
The border crossing, located in Pishin town, Sarbaz county od Sistan and Baluchistan province, was launched in 2017, in a bid to boost trade between Iran and Pakistan.
Pakistan was Iran’s eighth export destination then.
According to Mazloomi, "During the last three months, 360,000 tons of goods worth $388 million have been imported through the Chabahar customs and the Free Trade Zone.”
He noted that imported products increased by 103% in terms of weight and by 90% in terms of value.
Rice, corn, sugar, animals and car spare parts were mainly imported through the Sistan and Baluchistan borders during the period, he added.