Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) President Gholam Hossein Shafei said on last Wednesday that the entity is ready to establish five national trade offices in five countries to introduce Iranian goods.
Addressing the meeting of Mashad Chamber of Commerce Trade Commission attended by Tajikistan ambassador, he added that the first office is to be established in Russia.
Describing boosting trade and economic relations with neighbouring states as one of Iran’s basic strategies, Shafei said, “On this path, we should move towards barter trade relations.”
“Given the successful experience of institutes such as Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) in boosting the countries’ trade, we proposed the establishment of national trade offices to be able to promote the market for the Iranian goods,” he said.
In the wake of Iran’s joining to Union of Eurasian States, the first trade office will be set up in Russia, Shafei said.
Commerce associations in Iran have almost a 130-year history. Chamber of Trade was established in 1926. In 1941 and after the passage of a new law, the private sector’s chamber changed its name to Chamber of Commerce.
After that and in 1962, the Law to establish the Chamber of Industries and Mines was passed. In 1963, Chamber of Industries and Mines opened and in 1969 these two chambers were merged and Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines was founded. In 2011, after the Law of Improving the Business Landscape was approved, “Agriculture” was added to the name of the Chamber and thus he private sector’s Parliament changed its name to Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. (Image belongs to the opening days of the ICCIMA)