TEHRAN (Iran News) – Head of Union of Vehicle Auto-Parts of Tehran says sanctions have affected the market of auto parts in the country and currently the Chinese and Turkish-made auto-parts have replaced their European likes.
Speaking to ILNA, Mr. Mehdi Kazemi said that sanctions have affected imports, especially imports of the auto spare parts but the country has tried to import the auto-parts from China and Turkey to replace the European parts. He admitted that due to the U.S. sanctions, fewer original parts have been imported but the imported parts are good quality. He noted that those parts which are manufactured in Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands have faced problems in being exported to Iran. He admitted that the parts which are provided via the offices of the companies in Turkey or the UAE cos the country 10 to 15 percent higher.
Kazemi reiterated that if the domestic manufacturers are unable to produce the parts, then the union will take action for the imports of the parts to meet the market demands otherwise they are imported via Turkey and China.
He went on to say that the union does its best good quality and first-class goods to be imported, reiterating that the low-quality parts in the market mostly belong to the previous years.
Kazemi noted that 50 t0 60 percent of required parts of Pride and Peugeot cars are manufactured domestically, adding that the parts of cars which have been rolling in the streets of the countries since years ago are mostly manufactured domestically.
He also warned people to be cautious about purchasing auto-parts from online-shops unless they are valid ones. He reiterated that all shops selling auto parts are obliged to put their licenses in their shops in order that the customers can see them.
He admitted that some online shops sell fake auto parts which create a headache for the customers and the officials.
- source : IRAN NEWS