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CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN 

History of  Customs Administration in Iran

The Customs Administration in Iran date backs to the ancient times. At the time of Arsacid Dynasty ( third Century B.C ) , there was a regular Customs Organization , and its branches at borders registered the statistics of imports in a special book and received fixed duties. During this period exports were exempted from Customs duties.

At the time of the Sassanid ( fourth to sixth Century A.D ) the Customs duties were received as much as one-tenth of value or quantity of the imports .

This policy became wide spread in the Muslim countries upon entry of Islam to Iran . During the Safavied Dynasty the Customs duties were determined according to the value of the goods . From the Solar year of 1053   ( 1674 A.D ) the Customs was run on rental basis and this policy continued for more than two centuries.

In the Solar year of 1336 ( 1957 A.D ) the Customs joined the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. Presently , the IRICA is one of the organizations affiliated to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs.