ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Oct 2012

In October 2012, the government of Iran announced an altered export prohibition.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



'Iran bans export of 50 items', Islamic Republic News Agency, Oct. 31, 2012 (in English): http://old.irna.ir/News/Economic/Iran-bans-export-of-50-items/80393003
Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade announcement, Oct. 30, 2012 (in Farsi): http://mimt.gov.ir/index.php?name=news&file=article&sid=50183&usg=ALkJrhjx0XirNk5gMefGoYc2HBbwcObK0A


Inception date: 31 Oct 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export ban

The Iranian government has banned the export of 50 products, as a measure to support national production, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported on 30 October 2012, quoting the country's Consumer and Producer Protection Organization. The list includes products of different types, ranging from petrochemical products to flour and baby formula.
On 7 November 2012, Iran lifted the ban on certain petrochemical products:

  1. hypochlorites (HS 2828),
  2. benzene (HS 2902),
  3. styrene monomer (HS 2902),
  4. grades of PVC (HS 3904),
  5. crystal melamine (HS 2933),
  6. LAB (HS 3402) and
  7. polyethylene (HS 3901).