Seyed Abbas Salehi called for a solution to the problem of not allocating exchange currency to this type of paper.
Seyed Abbas Salehi, the Minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance, in a letter to Valiallah Seif, the General Director of the Central Bank, referring to the use of mechanical bulk paper by over 90% of publisher, called for a solution to the problem of not allocating exchange currency to this type of paper.
According to Iran Online, addressing to Seif, Salehi wrote, “Given that the above mentioned paper is included in the sub-group of tariff line no. 48026100 of writing and print paper which was declared under the list of 57 items in the row of imported goods to allocate exchange currency in the letter no. 206847/60 dated Jan 09, 2018 to your esteemed bank, please kindly instruct the required measures to follow up and resolve the problem and inform the outcome to the Ministry. It is worth noting that at present, over 90 % of the prolific publishers of the country are using mechanical bulk paper for printing books; with regard to the approach of Tehran International Book Fair, we will appreciate it if the allocation of the exchange currency to this type of paper resolves the mentioned problem.
Based on the news, after the exchange currency for bulk paper was removed, despite the fact that the Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance and the Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade have approved the allocation of currency to this type of paper, and after over 50 days, it is reported that the Central Bank’s Deputy of foreign currency still avoids the allocation of the exchange currency. This process is going on taking into consideration that the paper used in printing books is bulk paper while the exchange currency is allocated to glossy paper which is mostly consumed in advertising.