IRAN June 05 2017 3:32 PM
TEHRAN (Scrap Register): Even though the ban for scrap imports from Iraq and Afghanistan to Iran has been lifted, the complex situation remains as such. Importing scrap from these countries are possible but getting the required permission is not easy.
The shipments imported to Iran are subjected to detailed inspection, which is mainly done in the case in which the shipments are from the countries which had war activities.
"It may be easier in future but at the moment there is little chance of gaining permission to import scrap from these countries, especially Iraq," a trader quoted.
With the suspicion of radioactivity and chemicals or even unexploded munitions, Iran had banned the imports of scrap from Iraq and Afghanistan on May 21. Although Iran is not a big importer, their steel sector demand for scrap is expected to increase with the rise in production.