Apparently, smartphones that are more expensive than 300 Euros have not entered the Iranian market, starting current Iranian year. This was announced by the “Association of Mobile, Tablets. and Accessories Importers of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce” yesterday.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, we have seen restrictions on the import of digital goods to Iran, but these restrictions have not only been related to the virus. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, we have seen restrictions on the import of digital goods to Iran, but these restrictions have not only been related to this virus.
Importers of digital stuff are no longer able to receive currency from the Central Bank of Iran, and this has caused them many problems.
Now, new report suggests that the import of smartphones worth more than 300 euros into the country is banned. This may be due to the Iranian government’s efforts to save foreign exchange resources.
Spokesman for the Iranian Mobile Importers Association says the currency allocated for smartphone imports in the new year has fallen by about 500 million euros.
This is a bad situation for Iranian people.
If we ignore the fact that some corrupt people are involved, we can say that US sanctions have made it difficult and impossible for innocent people to use the equipment that allows them to live their daily lives like normal people around the world.
I can’t approve nor deny that some Iranian companies are abusing their power and money but I can say that current US sanctions system hurts the Iranian people more than it hurts the Iranian government.
This is bad and should be stopped.
Another thing is that Iranian government has also a thing to do with this situation. Since the start of registering all mobile phones in ‘Mobile Regulatory’, Iranian government started to monitor people.
This registry can help the government to track people and limit their usage of the digital goods and it’s an obvious violation of people’s privacy. This power can be abused by the government at any time.
Iranian government also has a history of limiting people from using technology. For example, due to recent protests, we saw Iranian government shutting down the internet. Needless to mention all other activities of them (the government) during years.