Call for acceleration of Iran, Tunisia preferential tariff trade

Tehran, May 5, IRNA – Head of Trade Development Organization Afkhami Rad called for increase in the volume of trade between Iran and Tunisia, saying to this end implementation of preferential tariff between the two countries should be accelerated.

In a meeting with Tunisian Ambassador to Tehran Qazi bin Salih, Afkhami Rad said bilateral trade volume last year stood at $30 million which is low with regard to capabilities of the two countries.

Announcing that Iran is waiting for the readiness announcement of SOTICOM Company for the establishment of an assembly line in Tunisia, Afkhami Rad said Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company was due to establish a joint plant in Tunisia with SOTICOM but the company has not announced readiness yet.

On the basis of the agreements signed, the Tunisian government should take the required measures to let the Iranian vehicles enter the market in that country.

Pointing to the Tunisian government’s efforts for the nationalization of economic and trade institutes and restoration of regulations, the ambassador said as soon as economic development is shaped in his country, conditions will become better and the result more positive.

He said he has inspected the Iranian auto manufacturing units and signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran, adding that soon Iranian vehicles will be seen in Tunisia.