0722 GMT January 21, 2022
Speaking at the 238th meeting of the government’s Economic Coordination Headquarters in Tehran on Sunday, Rouhani added that by solving supply and clearance problems, basic and essential goods must be made available to consumers and the people more quickly, president.ir reported.
At the meeting, a report was presented on the supply of basic and essential goods and the measures taken for the acceleration of the clearance of such goods from the country's customs.
It was decided in the meeting that a committee consisting of Finance and Economic Affairs Ministry and Agriculture Ministry as well as the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), should take necessary measures to purchase, supply, and expedite the clearance of basic goods under the supervision of the Industry, Mine and Trade Ministry.
Iran imported 5.3 million tons of non-oil goods valued at $6.5 billion in the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May 21) to register a 26.5 percent rise compared to the last year’s same two months.
The country imported over 22 million tons of basic commodities worth over $11 billion in the previous Iranian year (ended on March 20).
According to the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Rouhollah Latifi, in the said period a total of 34.4 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $38.5 billion were imported into the country.