Iran-China trade rises by 30%

July 12, The Iran Project – Deputy Head of Iran-China Joint Chamber of Commerce says in the first three months of 2017, Iran and China’s trade grew by 30%.

Speaking to a reporter on Wednesday, Majid-Reza Hariri stated that Beijing is keen to invest in the Islamic Republic of Iran, stressing that it has recently been the first export partner for Tehran.

Iran is one of the main suppliers of China’s oil and raw materials, Hariri stated, adding we have mainly exported energy, petrochemical and mineral raw materials to Beijing.

He went on to say that in addition to petrochemical products and mineral raw materials, China has currently imported various Iranian products such as carpets, saffron and pistachios so it is hoped to further our exports to Beijing in various fields such as medicinal plants and other manufactured goods that have added value for our country, he noted.

He also urged Iranian authorities to remove foreign investment obstacles and provide the ground to expand cooperation with other countries since China is looking for proper opportunities to invest in the country.

Head of Iran-China Joint Chamber of Commerce Asadollah Asgaroladi said earlier at a business meeting with a delegation of China’s oil and gas activists in Iran’s Chamber of Commerce that Tehran and Beijing have long had great trade, social and cultural ties, referring to oil and gas as the basis of two countries’ trade relations.