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Iran bans handicraft imports

Iran bans handicraft imports

The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran Deputy has announced that Iran has banned the import of foreign handicrafts. The customs of Iran have also been informed of the decision.  

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Where is the main export destination of Iranian goods?

Where is the main export destination of Iranian goods?

The statistics provided by the Iranian Customs during the first two months of this year show that Iran's marketing has been more successful in exporting its goods to countries in the Middle East and Asia. The top 10 countries on the list are China, UAE, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, South Korea, Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand, of which the largest growth was in Indonesia.  

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Currency allowed upon entering Iran

Currency allowed upon entering Iran

According to the Iranian Customs regulations, carrying foreign exchange by passengers is subject to the rules to be complied with by them. Accordingly, foreign currencies, bank documents such as bank checks, certified checks and traveler's checks or other transferable financial documents and anonymous securities, such as bonds, physically carried by a passenger to the country up to ten thousand euros or the equivalent in other currencies do not need to be declared. The surplus is to be declared by the passengers at the customs office upon entry, and after conducting the necessary procedures a printed receipt with a tracing code should be received.

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Iran's trade balance becomes positive

Iran's trade balance becomes positive

Iran's trade balance becomes positive at USD 942MM in the first two months of this year, Iran Customs Administration announced. Iran's non-oil exports rose by 22 percent in the first two months of this year as well, according to Iran Customs Administration. Exports of non-petrochemicals and gas condensates increased by 40.54 percent to reach USD 4.391BN.

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Iran exports increase by 30% in May

Iran exports increase by 30% in May

The volume of exports from Iran increased by 30 percent in May as compared to a similar period last year, according to Iran’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance  

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Iranian food festival in Pakistan

Iranian food festival in Pakistan

An Iranian Food Festival has been held in Karachi with the efforts of the Iranian Consulate General here following the Iranian New Year celebrations, Nowruz.  

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“Sizdah be dar” – A 4000-year old celebration

“Sizdah be dar” – A 4000-year old celebration

“Sizdah be dar” is part of the Nowruz celebrations in Iran which takes place on the 13th day of Farvardin. It dates back to at least 4000 years ago. Following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, this day was named as “Nature Day” in the official calendar of the country and is a national holiday.  

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Nowruz traditions in Shiraz

Nowruz traditions in Shiraz

Apart from the traditional “Haft Sin” [Seven Ss] spread laid for Nowruz New Year on the spring equinox across Iran, a “Haft Mim” [Seven Ms] spread is also laid out in the provincial capital of Fars Province, Shiraz, in central Iran. These all start with M in Persian, and include chicken, fish, shrimp, masghati sweet, yoghurt, and raisins. Rhubarb yoghurt, honey, dates, butter, cheese, lettuce, and dyed eggs are also part of the spread.  

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Nowruz celebration customs in Khorasan

Nowruz celebration customs in Khorasan

The people of Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran, observe their own local traditions during the Nowruz Iranian New Year on the spring equinox, as in all other provinces around Iran. Many of these are in common with other areas in the country, including spring cleaning, buying new clothes, and visiting family and friends.  

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Nowruz rituals in Kerman Province

Nowruz rituals in Kerman Province

The people of Kerman Province, in southeast Iran, have their own particular ceremonies for Nowruz. They get together on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year for a joyful celebration of singing and jumping over bonfires and eating nuts especially mixed for the night. Distributing free sweets, food, and fruits in cemeteries on the last Thursday of the year, called the “New Year of the Dead”, is another ancient custom observed in Kerman Province.  

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