Iranian Customs has officially joined the Istanbul Convention
Iranian Customs has officially joined the Istanbul Convention on Temporary Admission. One of the most important advantages of Iran’s accession to this convention is the creation of special facilities for exporters, so that customs duties and customs duties related to export goods for temporary entry into member countries are accepted only by providing a guarantee card from customs offices. Therefore, there is no need to deposit cash or any other guarantee.
Iranian Customs had recently submitted a request for membership in this convention to the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization through the Iranian Ambassador in Brussels, after conducting numerous consultations and taking initial steps.
Following the presentation of the Istanbul Convention by the Ambassador of our country in December to the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Dr. Karbasian, Director General of the Iranian Customs, in an official letter announced the acceptance of all annexes to the Convention to the World Customs Organization.
Following these measures, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization officially announced Iran’s accession to the Istanbul Convention on the Temporary Entry of all member states.
In this way, our country can benefit from all the advantages mentioned in the original document and its annexes.
Recalls that Iran’s accession to the Temporary Entry Convention (Istanbul), for which the necessary measures have been taken by the Iranian Customs, has the following advantages:
1.To date, 67 of the 180 member countries of the World Customs Organization have acceded to the Convention, the latest of which includes the following:
Qatar and Indonesia (2014) Kazakhstan (2013) Bahrain and Oman (2012) Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago and Saudi Arabia (2011) Serbia, Bosnia, UAE and Georgia (2010) Albania and Moldova (2009) Madagascar and Montenegro (2008) Thailand (2007) Macedonia and the former Yugoslavia (2006) Hungary (2005) Mali, Chile, South Africa, Ukraine, Turkey, Pakistan (2004) Mongolia (2003) Romania (2002) Malta (2001) Slovakia, Slovenia (2000) Croatia, Republic Czech Republic, Latvia (1999) Lithuania, Algeria, Andorra, Belarus (1998) Denmark, Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Tajikistan (1997) Russia, Estonia (1996) Poland, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Switzerland (1995) Austria (1994) China, Nigeria (1993) Australia, Jordan, Zimbabwe (1992) Morocco (1991) Ghana, Zionist regime, Niger, Sudan (1990)
2. The ATM carnet system (ATA Convention and Istanbul Convention) has benefits for business parties, traders and travelers, as well as for customs.
3.The relevant customs duties and taxes are accepted only by providing a guarantee card from the customs administrations. Therefore, there is no need to deposit cash or any other guarantee.
4.Carnet ATA covers the transit of goods in customs transit, on the way to or from the country of temporary entry and, if necessary, within that country.
5.During the validity period of the ATA carnet (usually one year), the goods can be temporarily imported under the same carnage into the customs territory of several member countries and whenever the holder wishes.
6.The affixed seal or the specifications of the goods provided by the customs can be identified by the customs offices of other Member States through whose territory the goods pass.
7.The practical advantages of this system are reflected in the increase in the number of member countries. The ATA Convention is currently being implemented by 62 countries and the Istanbul Convention by 38 countries.
8.In 2014, 178 ATA carnets were exported, valued at $ 30 billion. The issued carcasses are the result of a joint collaboration between the World Customs Organization and the ICC International Chamber of Commerce.