How to import from iran to south Africa?

According to the statistics published by Iranian customs, in the first 4 months of March-June 2023, compared to the same period last year, import from Iran to south africa have increased by 70%. In fact, the African market has a good potential for the Import of Iranian petrochemical products and food.

The most important import items from Iran to South Africa are petrochemical products, bitumen, oil, ceramic tiles, dates, electric transformers, all kinds of floor coverings and handwoven carpets, pistachios, industrial oil, etc. Import from Iran to South Africa is much higher than the current figures.

By providing commercial infrastructure between the two countries, such as banking relations, shipping lines, direct flights, as well as the marketing of Iranian products, exports to this country should be increased quickly. With a trade volume of 200 billion dollars, South Africa is the largest and most advanced economy of the African continent, which is also a member of the G20 group and the BRICS group; This country is the gateway to the sub-Saharan African countries, which has advanced infrastructures, abundant capacities in the sectors of industry, mining, agriculture, tourism and trade, and due to the friendly political relations between Tehran and Pretoria, a leap in bilateral trade relations is possible.

Currently, shipping lines are provided to transfer goods to African ports.

Two countries, China and India, are powerful competitors in this market for Iran, and with the presence of many companies and investments in this continent, they have planned to sell products, services and discover new customers, and they have had a successful presence.


how to import from Iran to South Africa?


How to import from iran to south Africa

1- Finding a reliable business partner in Iran that can help to find the reliable sources.

2- Check methods of payment with the Iranian partner.

3- Check shipping lines and possible ways of shipping products from Iran to South Africa.

4- Export declaration in Iran and preparing all documentation along with all permissions of export.

5- Ship the products to the port to be shipped to the South Africa.


*Note that export of some products are restricted or banned because of government policies, so for the reliable and sustainable supply chain its better to check this and also make sure that Iranian partner or producer can get all export permissions for the import from Iran to South Africa.


Which products can be exported from Iran to South Africa?


Which products can be exported from Iran to South Africa?

Iranian companies were successful in production of many different products in different spheres, so they are not limited only to petrochemicals and fruits.

Any company in South Africa can think of import from Iran to South Africa like minerals, chemicals and different machineries.

Amont minerals and chemicals, there products can be named:



1.Aluminum Chloride

  1. Barium Carbonate
  2. Barite
  3. Kaolin
  4. Technical Salt
  5. Calcium Carbonate
  6. Bentonite
  7. Calcium Chloride
  8. Calcium Nitrate
  9. Caustic Soda
  10. Citric Acid
  11. Coco Amido Propyl Betain
  12. Cocoamidopropyldimethylamine Oxide
  13. Estrquat
  14. Glycerin
  15. Iodine
  16. N-Hexan
  17. Phenol Formaldehyde
  18. Polyethylene
  19. Potash, Potassium Hydroxide
  20. Potasium Chloride
  21. Sodium Carbonate
  22. Sodium Sulphate
  23. Stearic Acid
  24. Technical Salt
  25. Phosphor
  26. Magnesium
  27. Zinc
  28. Zinc Sulphate
  29. Vitamins
  30. Vanadium
  31. Copper
  32. Cobalt
  33. Chrom
  34. Selenium
  35. Di Calcium Phosphate



In addition to the list above, medical raw materials also can be imported from Iran to South Africa like:


  1. Metronidazole
  2. Metronidazole Benzoate
  3. Acetaminophen
  4. Aspirin
  5. Metformin
  6. Mefenamic Acid
  7. Mesalamine
  8. Mon Propylene Glycol
  9. Glycerin Monostearate 40 Se
  10. Polysorbate
  11. Polysorbate Glycol
  12. Par-Aminophenol
  13. Nonylphenol Ethoxylate
  14. Lauryl-Myrsityl Alcohol Ethoxylate
  15. Monopropylene Glycol
  16. Di Propylene Glycol
  17. Polysorbate
  18. Lanolin Ethoxylate
  19. Catostearyl Alcohol Ethoxylate
  20. Peg
  21. Peg-7 Glycerol Cocoate
  22. Caster Oil Ethoxylate 36 Eo
  23. Hydrogenated Caster Oil Ethoxylate
  24. Glycerin Ethoxylate
  25. Cetostearyl Alcohol Polyethylene Glycol
  26. Nonylphenol Ethoxylate
  27. Polyethylene Glycol
  28. Polysorbate
  29. Hydrogenated Caster Oil Ethoxylate
  30. Coconut Fatty Acid Ethoxylate
  31. Oleic Acid Ethoxylate
  32. Monoethylene Glycol
  33. Diethylene Glycol
  34. Triethylene Glycol
  35. Diropylene Glycol
  36. Polysorbate
  37. Tallow Amine Ethoxylate
  38. Monopropylene Glycol
  39. Atorvastatin Calcium Trihydrate
  40. Clopidogrel Bisulfate
  41. Sitagliptin Phosphate
  42. Valsartan



Different petrochemicals:


  1. Polyethylene
  2. Polypropylene
  3. Polystyrene
  4. Pvc
  5. Abs
  6. Polycarbonate
  7. Polyester
  8. Urea
  9. PE Wax
  10. Ethylene Clycol
  11. Ethanolamine
  12. Methanol
  13. Caustic Soda
  14. Toluene
  15. MDI
  16. PMDI
  17. Xylene
  18. Bitumen
  19. Baseoil
  20. Paraffin
  21. Slack
  22. Wax
  23. Solvent Sulfur Labsa
  24. Masterbatch
  25. Stabilizer
  26. Pigment
  27. LDPE 2420D
  28. LDPE 2420F3
  29. LDPE LFI2130
  30. LDPE 0075
  31. LDPE LFI2119
  32. LDPE 2420H
  33. LDPE 2420E02
  34. LDPE 2426E02
  35. LDPE 0200
  36. LDPE LFI2125A
  37. LDPE 2420K
  38. LLDPE 235F6
  39. LLDPE 22B01
  40. LLDPE 22B02
  41. LLDPE 22B03
  42. LLDPE 18B03
  43. HDPE
  44. F7000
  45. HDPE
  46. EX5
  47. HDPE
  48. HFI5110
  49. HDPE
  50. MFI3713
  51. HDPE
  52. 5030SA
  53. HDPE
  54. 6040UA
  55. HDPE
  56. 54B04
  57. HDPE
  58. 62N07
  59. HDPE 60507UA
  60. HDPE 52518
  61. HDPE 52B18
  62. HDPE LIM1922
  63. HDPE BL3
  64. HDPE 0075
  65. HDPE 0035
  66. HDPE 2420D
  67. HDPE CRP100N
  68. HDPE CRP100B
  69. HDPE EX3
  70. HDPE HEX4460
  71. HDPE PE80T
  72. HDPE 3840UA
  73. HDPE 3030UA
  74. LLPDE 0209AA
  75. LLPDE 0209KJ



Compound of some of these petrochemical products can be provided for different industrial purposes.


Building Materials that can be imported from Iran to south Africa:



  1. Cement Board
  2. Magnesium Boards
  3. Cement
  4. Cable
  5. Hvac System
  6. Composite
  7. Fr Panels
  8. Sandwich Panel
  9. Iron And Steel
  10. Fire Resistance Coating
  11. Cement Additives
  12. Polycarbonate Sheets
  13. Polyethyen Pipes
  14. Sanitary
  15. Refractory Cement
  16. Resin Epoxy
  17. Rock Wool
  18. Waterproof Plastic
  19. Various Plastic Accessories For Gaps, Connections
  20. Cement Casting Supplies
  21. Tile
  22. Chalk
  23. Stone
  24. Parquet
  25. Plastic Parquet
  26. Vinyl
  27. Artificial Grass
  28. Carpet
  29. Insulators
  30. Tiles And Stones
  31. Paints
  32. Bricks
  33. Gas Blocks
  34. Lightweight Hexagonal Silica Blocks
  35. Sandwich Panel
  36. Glass Blocks
  37. Knauf
  38. Wallpaper
  39. Fire Resistant Walls
  40. Pvc
  41. Poly Yortan
  42. Tiles For Ceiling
  43. Suspended Ceiling Accessories
  44. Doors And Windows
  45. Electrical Accessories, Switches, Lamps…
  46. Glass
  47. Fire Detectors
  48. Fire Sprinklers
  49. Fire Control System
  50. Fire Resistant Coatings For Cement And Steel
  51. Hoses
  52. Kitchen Appliance
  53. Air Conditioner
  54. Mdf
  55. Heating System
  56. Finishing Products For Exterior Decoration Of Buildings



Or food preservatives:



  1. Benzoate
  2. Formic Acid & Formaldehyde
  3. Propionic Acid , Saccharin, Dulcin
  4. Salicylic Acid
  5. Glycol
  6. Monochloroacetic Acid
  7. Fatty Acid Propionates
  8. Nitrate And Nitrite
  9. Sulfites
  10. Sulfuric Anhydride
  11. Phosphates
  12. Borates
  13. Hypochlorites
  14. Diglyceride
  15. Monoglyceride
  16. Lecithin



These are only part of some products that can be imported from Iran to South Africa, for more information you can contact to us anytime and ask about more information.


Access to product pages:

Poly aluminium chloride suppliers

barite suppliers

polycarbonate flat sheet suppliers

bentonite clay bulk suppliers south Africa

caustic soda suppliers

calcium carbonate bulk price

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