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Iran and Japan signed Customs Agreement


Tokyo, 23 August 2021 (TDI): A Mutual Administrative Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters Agreement was signed between the Government of Japan and the Islamic Republic of Iran on August 22, 2021, by Mr. Aikawa Kazutoshi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Islamic Republic of Iran and Dr. Mahdi Mirashrafi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance in Tehran, Iran. In addition, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, were present during this meeting.

The agreement offers a legal framework that paves way for increased mutual assistance in terms of custom authorities of both countries. This includes the prompt enforcement of their customs laws, implementation of ways to aid trade, prevent the exchange of information as well as smuggling of illegal drugs, synchronization of customs procedures, and maintaining effective border control.

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