Shipping purchased goods

A person purchases the desired product from the country of the manufacturer and imports the goods in the following ways:

  • Importing goods through sea to the ports of the country.
  • The goods are shipped by air to all Iranian airports with cargo.
  • Goods purchased from European countries enter the country via the Bazargan customs through the land.

Now, we explain what steps should be taken by the customer for clearance.



Obtaining an import license from the Department of Commerce

At this stage of clearance, we must first obtain the relevant license from the Department of commerce. The licensing process is one of the most important steps. Before taking any actions, you must ensure that the license is issued by the Department of Commerce.
The steps are as follows:

First, you need to register a product proforma invoice at
Then, obtain a license from the Department of Commerce.
At this stage, we are licensed by the Commercial Card (Permit) of the importer company.


Investigating the requested goods license

In the next stage of customs clearance, we first need to examine the prohibition on imports of the intended goods. For this investigation, we ask the customer to provide us the HS code (a standardization system for product classification and identification).

The customer may not be aware of this code or the seller may not provide the tariff code. We can find this code for your goods. Then we start the licensing process according to the packing list (details of the cargo including volume, weight, so on.) and the invoice we receive from the customer.

If the goods were not prohibited, we examine the prices according to the tariff.




Estimation of the cost of clearance

We find the relevant entry of the goods or the relevant import duty.
Customs duties are defined as the percentage of the total value of the invoice taken from the owner of the goods according to the amount set by the Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Commerce, which is modified at the beginning of each year.

We obtain the value of the goods in the TSC system. This system is declared by the value and customs department and its purpose is to examine the value of the intended product according to the country of the manufacturer and the brand.

Here we determine the cost of the customer’s packing, for example, with 30 CBM volume and 100kg weight with the specified invoice, i.e.:

  • How much customs duty does importing the goods involve?
  • What permissions are required?
  • What additional costs (shipping, warehousing according to the date of entry, so on.) are included?

After investigating all the above items, we inform the customer about the final price. If confirmed, we can get started.


Issuance of Bill of Lading (BL)

A bill of lading is a document that is of great importance, especially when claiming insurance coverage.

A bill of lading is a document that cannot be transferred to another person and indicates ownership of the good (Document of title).

For the customs clearance process, after the customer’s confirmation, a BL is issued for the import and is delivered to us.




Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (N.W.R)

After the goods are loaded in the customs, they must be unloaded prior to delivery to the warehouse. This happens in two ways:

The product is lightweight and can be unloaded in the warehouse.

The goods are overweight and are dumped in the enclosure with the container.

Warehouse Receipt is issued after importing, unloading and matching.

This Receipt contains the following information:

  • Name of the owner
  • Product Type
  • Packing
  • Number of packages
  • The exact date of delivery and unloading
  • Container number and size And …


Customs declaration

Now, we login on the customs website (EPL.IRICA.IR) for importing the goods after obtaining a license from the Department of Commerce. Then we register the customs declaration of the intended goods. The steps are as follows:

In order to start clearance, after inserting the information and uploading the documents, we need to receive the registration code Declaration.

after the final confirmation of the registration, we also need to pay the customs duty. The declaration is then sent to the Customs database.

Depending on the good, if goods need to be evaluated, which is called the red path, they are evaluated by the assessor at the customs and the assessor verifies the specifications of the goods and submits in declaration messages and sends it to the expert.The corresponding customs expert examines the import declaration and informs us using the system. If it needs to be corrected, He informs us through the Declaration message.

This process continues until a confirmation is received and the Declaration is sent to the next step.


Obtaining the required import licenses

After the customs clearance and after we sent the customs declaration and received the registration, Depending on the goods, there is a set of required licenses.

For example, importing foods requires a health certificate. Other licenses include:

  • Standard
  • Quarantine
  • nature
  • Department of Defense
  • environment and …


ترخیص کالا از گمرک

Obtaining the required import licenses


The final step of loading

  1. After obtaining complete confirmation of the customs expert, we should obtain the required Certificate of loading.
  2. With the customs certificate given by the customs system, we go to the customs office in person.
  3. After receiving the Certificate of loading, the goods are loaded and sent to the customs exit gates.
  4. This is where the expert in exit gates checks the declaration procedures and allows the goods to exit. customs Clearance ends at this stage.


Rahkar Tejarat Paya Company

At any stage such as purchasing, shipping, or clearance, If you want to buy and import goods to Iran, you can contact us through the “Contact Us” section on our website and completely leave your work to us.

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