The Agreement on Mutual Administrative Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters  was signed by Mr. Mahdi Mirasharfi, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration and Mr.Kazutoshi Aikawa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Tehran, with the presence of the foreign ministers of the two countries.

The document is based on the model agreement of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and it is the most important document in the field of mutual assistance in Customs matters between Iran and Japan. It is the first document, which signed between two Customs administrations that provides the ground for the exchange and inquiry of Customs documents and information between the two countries.

According to the document, the two countries' Customs administrations will cooperate in the fields of research, development and coordination of new Customs procedures. It is necessary to mention that Japan Customs is one of the most active Customs administration among the member countries of the WCO with a very high potential in the field of technical and technological experiences in Customs affairs and the signing of this document provides the necessary basis for the development of administrative, technical, educational and research cooperation between the two countries' Customs authorities.