The tax exemption from the export of mineral raw materials was lifted
Tax exemption from export of mineral raw materials lifted The face becomes two-sided. In an interview with ISNA, Hassan Hosseinghli stated that the literature used by the government and parliament on mines is not the right literature: “As before, the lack of understanding in the mineral literature had led to wrong decisions in this area.” This issue can also be seen in the recent circular of the cabinet and can be seen in the meetings we had with the program and budget organization.
He continued: “According to the text of the law on removing barriers to production, which, of course, this law has created more obstacles for us, in the definition of raw material, it is stated that raw materials are materials that have not undergone any physical or chemical changes after extraction. It did not happen on it either.
The head of the Union of Exporters of Lead and Zinc Industries and Industries of Iran added: “According to the clarity defined in the law, we see that materials such as granulated iron ore that goes to the factory and is processed are still in the definitions of legislators and The government is still introduced as a raw material, and this has led to the recent directive of the government to eliminate the tax exemption for raw materials, to refer to mineral products that are not actually raw materials as raw materials and subject them to this exemption. To know.
Referring to the definition of mineral expertise, he said: “If we want to look more closely at the definitions, we must look at mineral products that are in the process of processing, such as lumps and granulated mineral products and the like are raw materials; No raw materials.
Referring to a recent government directive, the mining activist said: “The government may aim to complete the mineral production chain, but the idea that the private sector can be forced to enter a certain production chain must be eliminated, because if Profit in an economic activity The private sector is definitely interested in increasing its capital and joining the chain, but if it does not recognize that there is a profit, this will not happen even under government coercion, and only producers and economic actors will become weaker, and so will the government. In the meantime, they lose.
“The situation of the mining business is not good,” he said. While production costs are increasing every day. That is, if five years ago a mine cost $ 1,000 to produce and sold the product for $ 1,200, today it costs $ 2,000 to produce and its mineral product still sells for $ 1,200 to $ 1,300, which has caused serious problems for miners.