CBP reminder of prohibited imports from Iran 

July 15: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued guidance to clarify and remind importers of the limitations on imports into the United States from Iran. CSMS #13-000349 (July 15, 2013)

As noted in today’s CBP’s release, before September 29, 2010, the only imports from Iran that were allowed into the United States were carpets, textile floor coverings, carpets used as wall hangings, and foodstuffs for human consumption, with limited exceptions.


Effective September 29, 2010, imports of carpets, textiles, and foodstuffs from Iran are no longer authorized by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in accordance with the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010.


As such, effective September 29, 2010, no imports from Iran can be imported lawfully into the United States except for certain specified items.



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