(Persia Digest) –Iran’s Minister of Economy has announced that, based on the evaluations of the World Customs Organization, after two years of being in second place for tracking customs offenses, including smuggling and entry and exit of counterfeit goods, Iran is now at the top of the list for fighting these offenses. 

Following meetings with the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Kunio Mikuriya, Massoud Karbasian said: “Mr Mikuriya has complete access to customs statistics of all countries and we are eager to receive his opinions and suggestions to improve our customs services in the country.”

As reported by IRNA News Agency, the World Customs Organization in its October ranking has examined the performance of customs worldwide in the first nine months of 2017 and placed Iran at the top of the list of countries combatting drugs and second in fighting smuggled goods.

Following talks with Karbasian, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization said the IR of Iran Customs Organization was “exemplary” in modernization, detection of violations, and enforcement of international regulations and standards and asked Iran to share its experiences in these areas at the next General Assembly of the World Customs Organization.

Earlier, the World Customs Organization had named an online customs services plan introduced within the framework of a comprehensive Customs portal in Iran as a top model to its members globally.

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