Iran will introduce concessional tariffs in its Caspian Sea ports in
North of the country in order to help boost exports and transit of goods, said
the deputy head of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMO) on July
second. This is seen as attempt by Iran to increase OIL trade with European
countries and Russia and to neutralize the adverse impact of US sanctions.
United States has asked countries to stop oil trade with Iran before November
four or face the impact of sanctions.
By introducing new incentives and reducing
tariffs in our Caspian Sea ports we can enhance the volume of our exports from
our northern ports to Europe,' Mansoor Arami told the Islamic Republic News
Iran, by having access to the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf and
Sea of Oman in the south has a very unique geographical position in the region
and should use the great potential, Arami added.
He said that the Caspian Sea littoral states maintain good economic conditions
and establishment of economic relations between Iran and these nations can help
provide big momentum to the county's national economy.
'Presently, the level of trade exchanges between Iran and the five Caspian Sea
littoral states is very low,' the deputy head of Ports and Maritime Organization
of Iran said.
We should make the best use of the capacities we have in our northern ports,