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Foreign businesses stream into Iran as sanctions may end
Visiting business delegations are streaming into Iran with an eye on lucrative new deals before a June 30 deadline for a sanctions-lifting nuclear agreement with six world powers.
Tehran saw "an explosion" of foreign business delegations in the weeks after the framework for a nuclear accord was announced in March. "Everyone is now waiting for the end of Round 2 in June," said Heinz-Joachim Heise, a Switzerland-based management recruiter who opened an office in Tehran last summer.
Multinational corporations, mostly from Europe and Asia, that did business in Iran before U.S. and international sanctions forced them out have started making plans to return. They include many well-known brands, such as German auto manufacturerMercedes-Benz, French oil giant Total and U.S. electronics manufacturer Hewlett-Packard, according to news
Companies that haven't done business in Iran are not "knocking on my door wanting to open business here," Heise said.
U.S. sanctions date back to the Iranian revolution in 1979, but international sanctions were added or tightened in recent years as Iran expanded its nuclear program, which the West suspects has military aims but Iran says is for peaceful purposes.
Iran represents enormous potential to investors. It boasts an educated population of 81 million, comparable to Germany's, that is hungry for Western products. Its natural gas reserves rank second in the world, and its oil reserves rank fourth. Yet production in the energy sector, mining and manufacturing is far from fully developed.
Even so, most foreign companies are holding off on new operations, say several investment advisers to Western companies in Tehran.
Their caution is fueled by uncertainty that a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for an end to most economic sanctions will actually materialize. Even if a nuclear deal is achieved, there are concerns that the United States would still prohibit most U.S. companies from doing business with Iran if it continues to violate human rights, develop ballistic missiles and support terrorist groups.
There's also apprehension about the Iranian government's outsized role in the economy through networks of pension funds and semi-state organizations that own shares in many firms.
Corruption, red tape and "legal ambiguity about ownership of companies" will remain, said Bijan Khajehpour of Atieh International, a consulting firm in Vienna that focuses on Iran.
"Even if all sanctions are lifted, there will still be blacklists of Iranian companies that Western companies should avoid," Khajehpour said. "Assets in the economy controlled by the semi-state organizations are gradually approaching the size of government."
The Iranian government "has a huge presence in the market," said Amir-Ali Amiri, founding partner of the Tehran-based investment firm ACL. "Quasi-government entities could cause legal tangles for a lot of (Western) companies" because the United States will continue to ban goods that could be used for military purposes.
That would impact sellers of trucks, copiers and computer printers — all sectors Amiri's companies represent — and even steel producers, whose railroad tracks might be used to deliver goods to a military facility.
Another problem: Western companies left Iran without delivering spare parts for machinery they sold before tighter sanctions were imposed in 2012, Heise said. "Iranian businesses will demand damage payments for machines that broke because they had no spare parts," and Iranian courts will probably back such claims, he said.
Andreas Schweitzer, managing partner at Swiss-Iranian investment firm Arjan Capital, has seen a lot of French, Spanish, German and Italian companies sending lawyers and accountants to learn how to remain in compliance with European and American legal requirements once doing business in Iran is permitted.
"The ramp-up period is not trivial," said Schweitzer, who started out in Iran in 2009 by developing wind farms and helps foreign investors do business there.
His clients are a handful of midsize companies, including one that sold a $15 million waste-to-energy plant to Iran, and companies selling digital gas meters. Schweitzer offers advice on Iranian negotiating culture.
"A signed contract for me is an expression of goodwill, but this is not the end of the negotiations," he said. "The Iranians love post-contract negotiations. Beside the deal, we all leave, and then they say, 'Oh, by the way, let's talk about this,' and we start all over again."
There are also political risks. Khajehpour's company was based in Tehran until he was arrested during the Iranian government's crackdown on a pro-democracy movement after elections in 2009. Khajehpour said he faced charges similar to those leveled against Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief charged with spying.
"I was too close to foreign diplomats and foreign businesspeople in Iran," Khajehpour said. "I still have a legal problem." He was allowed to leave but cannot go back. Companies with Iranian or dual-citizen employees could risk similar situations at times of strife, he said.
Khajehpour said he believes developing Iran's economy will lead to greater peace, political reform and moderation by its revolutionary government. "We live in a region where there's a lot of potential for conflict and misunderstanding and confrontation," he said. "The only thing that will reduce the tension and push the region to greater understanding is economic interaction and greater interdependence."
Some U.S. advocacy groups, such as United Against a Nuclear Iran, seek to publicize and shame Western companies from participating in Iran-oriented business forums. David Ibsen, the group's executive director, foresees an alternative to Khajehpour's argument that trade will moderate Iran's political behavior.
He worries the government will use its economic wealth to subsidize foreign militant groups and continue suppressing freedom at home. "If we can get guarantees they won't use additional funds to fund Hezbollah, the Basij domestic militias to increase domestic surveillance, internal police forces, Houthi rebels and other proxies, that would be great," Ibsen said. "It would be quite a departure from the past 30 years."
The PE100 conference attended by Dr.Nazokdast as lecturer of the the Amir Kabir iran industrial university t, and Dr. Masoumi, the chairman of the technical committee, and En.Isazadeh and the JAM president in Apadana Venue. Based on the released information by the public relation of the JAM, the summit on challenges of production & consumption of PE100 was held in presence of Dr.Nazokdast, the Amirkabir university professor & Dr.Masoumi the corresponding technical committee chairman along with En.Isazadeh and The JAM president yesterday evening.
The summit initiated by a warm welcome by the head of Public Relation of JAM who added that the company is to hold specialized seminars on the monthly basis and talked for the lower industries.
In the beginning of the event, Dr.Nazokdast the Amirkabir University lecturer, delivered an speech on structure and features of PE100 (hot mechanical and geological behaviors).
In the continuation of the seminar Dr.Kiani a delegate from The U.S explained in details on Twin Screw compounding Fundamentals, PE100 And the compounding Technology.
Later in the afternoon, in his starting lecture, Dr.Masoumi the corresponding technical committee talked on pe100 pipes quality grades, Standards and quality control of the polyethylene pipes and evaluation of the pe100 pipes.
In the continuation of the conference,Dr.Mousavi from Bespar industry company extended & emphasized his overall experiences to the audience on the PE100 pipes production and went on to explain more on the distribution and weight of the molecule on the PE100 features .
Based on the reports, Dr.Rashedi the research and expansion manager, En.Farahi the head of Marketing dept. of JAM talked on technology and the market respectively.
At the end of the conference Panel the lectures namely as Dr.Nazokdast, Dr.Masoumi, Dr, Rashedi, En.Farahi, En.Isazadeh, From Gostrash Plastic and En.Mirbolok , the Hamgen Member of the board ,answered the questions raised by the participants .
It also is to be known that the participants visited AND learnt about the products of the JAM closely.
• TABRIZ petrochemical company (T.P.C) is located in southern west of Tabriz city next to Tabriz refinery in about 380 hectares area and altitude of 1362 meters above sea level. • TPC is a producer of raw polymers ; polyethylene ,polystyrene and A.B.S each in different grades. • Main feed and Consumed raw materials are NAPHTA ; L.P.G ;ACRYLONITRILE; A.M.S ;Mineral Oil ; P.B.R and other chemicals that are provided by TABRIZ & TEHRAN refineries ; national petrochemical affiliated companies in south of Iran.
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When hundreds of Iran’s car part manufacturers were invited to a dinner with senior officials this month, they expected to be reassured that the government would be taking action to save the automobile industry after the temporary lifting of international sanctions on the sector.
Instead, a weekend gathering organised by the Iranian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association descended into chaos when 22 officials and vehicle manufacturers on the guest list failed to appear.
“We are not here to tell each other how miserable we are,” delegates yelled. “Where are the officials to listen to our complaints?”
Hundreds of Iran’s 2,000 or so car part producers have gone bankrupt or switched to other areas of manufacturing and thousands of workers have been laid off in the past two years amid crippling sanctions imposed over the country’s nuclear programme.
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The sanctions caused a sharp drop in imports and led PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault, the French car producers
on which Iran’s car industry was dependent, to all but abandon the Iranian market.
Saffron is the most precious valuable spice in the world. Its the labour intensive hand picking of the saffron crocuses that contributes to the price, the 3 stigmas of the female saffron crocus plant are separated, sorted and then dried. Each Saffron filament is one red stigma from the flower of the Crocus Sativa plant, and there are only 3 stigmas per flower.
The price of saffron varies according to the country of growth and the kind of harvest that prevailed that year, which in turn is dictated by the weather conditions. Iranian saffron is regarded by all food experts and professional chefs as the World number 1 saffron in terms of quality and strength.
Price also varies according to what cut of the saffron you get, this could be 100% red Sargol, semi-red Pushali or yellow Konge. The finest grade is the all red Sargol which has highest strength and color. Next is the Pushali which is red/orange color. Lowest grade is the Konge which is yellow and has lowest strength and color. You can also buy bunch saffron that includes every part of the flower filament.
Iranian kiwi fruit brand has good and excellent status among consumer countries So in spite of our rivals such as Italy and France and New Zealand, Iran country is exported kiwi fruitto all over the worldwide including Iraq, Afghanistan, UAE, Turkey, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and the Persian Gulf, European countries and we have also very good markets in the Russia and India countries. The different and effective factors or aspects are caused to increase demand for buying this Iranian product a lot more from other countries.
Different Reasons Including:
Iranian kiwi fruit brand has the global credit among international buyers.
Iranian kiwifruit has good taste, excellent quality( equal with other rivals), clear skin (without Fruit waxing) with high nutrients so helps and treats some diseases.
Iranian kiwi fruit is free from the quarantine pests, preservatives, hormones of Gibberellins and Auxin and etc.
Iranian harvest (production) removal is earlier of other rivals.
Iranian kiwi fruit high quantity with excellent quality which provides inside or outside abroad buyers' demand.
RUSSIAN AND IRANIAN ECAS JOIN EFFORTS TO BOOST TRADE AND INVESTMENT
Within the visit of Alexey Ulyukaev, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, to Islamic Republic of Iran, with the invitation of Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade of I.R. of Iran,Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR) and Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI) entered into a Framework Agreement aimed at developing trade and investment between Russia and Iran. The timing of this signing follows several high level agreements between the two countries.
According to the Agreement,EXIAR and EGFI will utilize their strengths to facilitate provision of financing to their national companies active in respective countries, and cover joint transactions in third countries, which will internationally promote products and services of Russia and Iran. The Parties are also creating a common approach as to a risk sharing mechanism that may facilitate the support of trade flows in respective countries. This important Agreement will also strengthen EXIAR and EGFI cooperation on operational level to exchange information and collaborate in credit assessment, claims handlingfurther to collection and recovery efforts.
Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR) was established in 2011 as an open joint-stock company. EXIAR’s mission is to support Russian high-tech exports by insuring export credits against commercial and political risks, as well as Russian investments abroad against political risks. Vnesheconombank is the sole shareholder of EXIAR. The agencys charter capital is RUB 30 billion. Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI), established in 1973,is the Iranian state-owned export credit insurance company affiliated to Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade whose responsibility is to help export promotion and outward investment through providing: overseas insurance policies to cover the major political and commercial risks involved in their export and investment operations, credit guarantees to help them meet their financial requirements.
As Dana is a trade co. which is focused and expertized in international business affairs, its range of commercial services would directly imply to its executive business process. This company have a wide network of customers around the world along with partners located in different countries and the company business process include all the sub-processes from initial market research followed by detailed market study, design, labeling and development of a customized product for destination market, marketing, sale, transportation and customs affairs, delivery, distribution and price management in destination market, product promotion and advertisement and product lifecycle management.
Thus regarding Dana Business capabilities besides achivements gained for its clients and customers, along with its own beneficiary, this company is ready to establish all types of new commercial cooperations which requires professional systematic interactions.
This company has been active in over 30 countries of the world and has established offices in Tehran/Iran, Erbil/Iraq and market research offices in Cairo/Egypt and CIS region (Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan), meanwhile, regarding this company field of activities and its high proficiency in international business skills, let this company to be a prominent partner forMarket Entry, International Business Developements, International Marketing and Branding projects.
Global trade is now more accessible than ever, but doing Import/Export business with Iran has tips you have to know. Our job is to show entrepreneurs, small to large corporations, International Import/Export traders how to take advantage of the growing business opportunities available in Iran. We do this by combining successful business models with our native experience in sales, marketing and logistics.
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The Committee of International Trade (INTA) occupies itself with matters of European trade policy, both internal trade as well as external. Covered matters include those of services and commercial aspects of intellectual property, international trade in goods, and Foreign Direct Investment.
The EU, being the biggest collective economy in the world owes much of its success to trade and as a consequence trade lies within its fundamental and most prized values. Since the Lisbon treaty, international trade agreements and trade legislation can only be implemented with the consent of the European Parliament thusly giving the people great voice over the goods, services and partners the European Union engages in trade with.