Jahangiri Calls for More Focus on Standardization of Products
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri has urged producers to focus more on standardization of their products for entering the international markets.
Speaking in a meeting on marking the World Standards Day, Jahangiri underscored the significance of paying attention to the standardization issue during producing different products, adding that standard and quality for those industrial and production units which are after entering the international markets is a very crucial issue.
He added that people in the country today attach serious attention to the standard mark on the goods and products and this sensitivity in the society has increased so that people pay attention not only to the standards of the goods but also to the brands of products.
Jahangiri added that Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) should have special sensitivity on the standardization of domestic productions, notifying that neighboring countries like Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq and Republic of Azerbaijan are of the important export destinations of Iran and it is necessary that all organs like ISIRI should reach agreements with Iran’s exporting target destinations in order to ease the process of exports for exporters.
He also hailed the head of ISIRI and all staff of the institute for their actions in the domestic and international scenes, stipulating that good achievements of the institute show that a female manager can have good records and performance in her job, and satisfaction of economic activists from ISIRI is a proof to this claim.
Jahangiri then pointed to the problems and woes ahead of the country, saying that on the one side, the country is facing with the challenges resulted by the economic war that fortunately the production cycle and national economy has not come to a halt and it is still active due to the endeavors of economic activists and producers.
He added that on the other hand, the outbreak of Coronavirus has had damaging effects both on the health of the society and on national economy. Jahangiri noted that it is painful to see that everyday some of our compatriots lose their lives, adding that it is necessary for all people and officials to observe all health protocols in a condition that Coronavirus is spiking.
He also termed exporters as the soldiers in the fronts of the economic war in the country, reiterating that the forex resulted from the non-oil exports should return to the national economic cycle. He also urged all officials in any job and post to facilitate the way for producers and exporters.
Jahangiri also pointed to the recent report released by Iran Statistical Center regarding the decline in the number of workforces in this summer comparing it to the same period in the preceding year, and noted this year 1.2m people have lost their jobs, adding this has happened in most of industrial countries and even in some countries the amount of unemployment has been ten times more than Iran’s.
He added the number of unemployment in last summer was 2.9m people but this year it has been 2.477m and maybe it is because some people have preferred to stop searching for jobs due to the virus pandemic.