Iran has imposed a ban on imports of Apple telephones into the nation, exhibits a report revealed within the native media, amid plans by the federal government to regulate using arduous foreign money assets at a time the nation faces US sanctions.
The Sunday report by Tasnim information company stated that telephone importers had been blocked from registering new orders for Apple telephones when day referred to a web-based system run by the Iranian ministry of commerce (MIMT) earlier within the day.
The report stated that MIMT officers had confirmed that imports of Apple telephones would stay banned till an extra discover.
“The Apple cell phone model has been included within the Items Class No. 27 since in a single day and registering orders wouldn’t be potential in the intervening time,” stated the report whereas referring to an MIMT record which identifies merchandise whose imports into Iran are banned.
The report comes a number of weeks after lawmakers within the Iranian parliament put ahead a movement to ban imports of cell phones with a price ticket of over $600 to limit spending of overseas alternate assets for pointless functions.
In a current letter to President Ebrahim Raeisi, Iran’s commerce minister Reza Fatemi Amin stated that round $1 billion had been spent over the calendar 12 months to late March on imports of Apple telephones into Iran.
That comes as complete imports of cell phones with costs above $600 had amounted to $1.4 billion over the same interval.
Advocates of banning imports of Apple telephones into Iran say that hard-won overseas alternate assets shouldn’t be spent on luxurious merchandise.
Additionally they imagine that the ban would give Iran a possibility to retaliate towards the American sanctions.