The advantage of today’s Iranian economy is the presence of young, creative, motivating entrepreneurs who want to learn from them in partnership with world-class companies.
Masood Khansari, head of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) at a meeting, held by the Tehran Chamber, with foreign ambassadors, foreign business attachés , with presence of Ishaq Jahangiri, Iranian first vice president and, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs announced full rediness of TCCIMA to recognize Iran opportunities to foreign investors. TCCIMA’s Public Relations reported.
Khansari said: After the economic fluctuations and economic turmoil, the economy of Iran, mainly due to the pressure of unilateral sanctions, returned to a confused economy. with the arrival of the new government in 2012 so signing of the historic nuclear deal which has led foreign economic activists, especially from European countries, to Iran through various business commissions, and the flow of investment from large foreign companies into Iranian state-owned or no-state sectors. He added Several large contracts were signed in the fields of oil and gas, automotive, petrochemicals and aircraft procurement from large companies, but small and medium-sized enterprises were overstretched due to the lack of financial and banking support, as well as the lack of accurate knowledge of the potential and position of Iran’s economy., as it should not have a serious partnership then did not contribute much to Iran’s economic capacities.
Our advantage in Iran is not only the roads, transportation, market with 400 million customers, stable security, cheap labor, access to the seas, the use of airports and ports, and active and solid middle class But the advantage of today’s Iranian economy is the presence of young, creative, motivating entrepreneurs who want to learn from them in partnership with world-class companies according to TCCIMA chairperson.
All statistical reports in the months of Post-2006 show significant growth of Iran’s cooperation with its foreign counterparts. The total trade in Iran in 2017 and its continuing growth in trade with foreign countries is $ 151 billion. Although the resumption of oil purchases from Iran has contributed to Iran’s increasing engagement with its trading partners, the exchange of non-oil commodities plays a significant role in these exchanges, which illustrates the strengthening of private-sector relations between the two sides. Relationships that can be much more robust in the coming years Khansari said.
According to he during the years after the adoption of the JCPOA, there were positive and significant developments in the Iranian economy including:
Iran has grown steadily from 4 to 8 percent.
An average of 791,000 new jobs were created annually.
Iran ranked 7th pillar in the economic competitiveness index in 2017.
Iran ranked 28th in the ease of doing business over the past four years.
Iran’s credit risk rating dropped to 5 in 2018, which means a 10% drop in international transaction costs.
He added Despite Iran’s commitment to fulfilling its obligations under the JCPOA according to repeated reports of IAEA, the President of the United States is now struggling, with the cooperation of some of his regional allies, to bring Iran back to a state of international isolation before the deal so the global position Undermining our region and restoring sanctions, deprives the Iranian people of their vital rights. In addition to violating international treaties, Trump seeks to deepen its gaps and disagreements with other countries and even its strategic allies in favor of short-term benefits that will be detrimental to everyone in the long run Khansari commented.
Last year, several bank debt contracts worth about $ 30 billion were signed with Austrian, Italian, Danish, Chinese, and Korean parties that are now subject to the threat of US sanctions, which are totally in violation of international legal rules, the principles of the free economy and Fair trade he said.
However, it is predictable that many multinational corporations and large European and non-European banks, would be under the pressure and threats of the US government then are not willing to continue economic cooperation with Iran, but it is still possible to engage the private sector of Iran and Europe – as one of the main partners Commercial pursuit – through state and small and medium-sized enterprises with a high level of excellence and new technology he added. Today, the economy is the driving force of many countries, small and medium-sized enterprises, which must identify and facilitate the flow of goods as a necessary condition for the development of business partnerships according to Khansari.
At the end of his speech he appreciate the presence of foreign envoys in Tehran chamber forum so announced TCCIMA’s rediness to cooperate with foreign investors.