Trading with Iran


Trade with Iran is subject to the EU general import regime, since Iran is not a member of the WTO and there is no bilateral agreement between the EU and Iran. Iran applied to join the WTO in 1996, but there has been no agreement at the WTO to start the accession process.

Subject to the conditions set out by the EU sanctions regime, EU trade with Iran is in principle still legal, but is  in practice affected by different restrictions.