Iran is continuing the import ban on clothes, shoes and other textile items due to foreign currency limitations.
“The ban on import of clothes, shoes and other textile products that are currently not necessary will strongly remain in its place,” said Director General of Textile and Clothing Office of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade Afsaneh Mehrab.
Iran imposed an import ban on 1,339 products to protect domestic producers and manage the outflow of currency as the US sanctions come into effect. The products are to be made domestically instead. The banned import items include clothes, sugar, cars, shoes, makeup and pharmaceuticals.
Officials statistics indicate that during the past nine months 4.600 tons of clothes worth $48 million were exported, and clothes exports had a 24 percent rise in value and a 59 percent increase in volume.