TEHRAN (Iran News) – Chairwoman of Iran-Georgia Chamber of Commerce Seyedeh Fatemeh Moghimi says with imposing the new restrictions by the Georgian government, imports of Iranian goods to this country have come to a halt, and resolving the problem needs diplomatic talks by the government and the related bodies.
Speaking to the TCCIMA news website, Moghimi pointed to the advantages of trade with Georgia for Iran and said Georgia because of its location en route to the international transportation corridor can provide Iran with some special trade and logistic facilities, adding that in other words Iran can use these facilities to be connected to the target markets, and it can export its products to Northern Europe or any other destinations in the world.
She noted that Georgia is among the World Trade Organization observers and the country is strengthening its ties with the EU and it is a good opportunity for Iran to export its products to this country or even to have re-exports from Georgia. She reiterated that one of the advantages of exports and re-export from Georgia is the zero customs tariff.
Moghimi went on to say that construction has seen a pick-up in Georgia and Iranian companies have exported construction materials to this country but in recent months, the entrance of Iranian trucks into this country has been forbidden and despite the efforts of Iran’s foreign ministry to resolve the issue, nothing has happened yet. She went on to say that some Iranian investors and drivers have bought Georgian trucks to ship Iranian goods with their Georgian trucks but this country since last week has stopped letting any Georgian truck carrying Iranian goods enter the country.
She said this means hindering the arrival of Iranian goods into the Georgian market, and resolving the problems needs talks at the higher level otherwise the presence of Iranian goods in the Georgian market will face serious challenges.
- source : IRAN NEWS